West Virginia-based artist Brett Kern has mastered the art of illusion with handcrafted ceramic sculptures that deceptively look like inflatable toys. Each figure in this ongoing series of work presents a set of whimsically simple characters, be it a minimalist dinosaur or a cartoonish astronaut. With additional details including its shiny glaze, a cleverly placed air valve, and the painted…
Added by Pinar on January 25, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments
AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people,…
Added by Pinar on January 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction of an outing from The…
Added by Pinar on January 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Expectant parents are often eager to meet their child, treasuring their ultrasound until the bundle of joy's arrival. Now, a company called 3D Babies is offering excited parents-in-waiting a three-dimensional replica of their unborn fetus in the womb. The customized models, which are created through 3D printing technology, use 3D/4D ultrasound images to recreate each customer's baby, reflecting…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sculptor Randall Rosenthal specializes in turning single blocks of wood into intricately detailed sculptures of ordinary objects. Each piece is carefully and painstakingly whittled down from a solitary woodblock and meticulously painted to give the illusion of anything from a cardboard box full of money to a disheveled stack of comic books.
The artist's collection…Continue
Istanbul-based Turkish sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz has constructed a 6-foot-tall, 10-foot-long majestic lion out of nearly 4,000 pieces of scrap metal that is aptly dubbed Aslan (Lion). Taking close to a year to complete the incredible sculpture, the artist hand-cut and hammered each metallic component into shape until they worked in unison to form the proud king of the jungle.
Sculptor Victoria of VMCreations (aka FarTooManyIdeas) has created a paper sculpture inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit featuring a menacing Smaug emerging from the hardcover book itself. The incredible, sharply scaled dragon can be seen circling around a Danish copy of the novel as a tiny figure,…
Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled Promise of Our Star and Next to the World are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that lies somewhere between solid sculpture and…Continue
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British-born James Doran-Webb created these incredible life-size horses out of salvaged driftwood as a part of an ongoing series of animal sculptures. Fascinated by the representation of motion in sculpture, he strives to generate a strong sense of energy in every animal he…
Added by Noel Kat on January 6, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Solar Flare is the newest sculptural collaboration by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett that features a dynamic spherical structure mimicking the sun. The shimmering orb has yellow acrylic rods spiking out in every direction like sun rays, simulating a spectacular explosion of light.
Brown tells us that the interactive piece is…Continue
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As far as light sculptures go, this one is truly one of a kind. Visit the newest Louis Vuitton store in the Shinjuku area and you won't be able to miss this incredible chandelier by Korean contemporary artist Do Ho Suh. The stunning artwork called Cause and Effect, first seen on our website…Continue
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Maternal Hands is an anamorphic sculpture by Johannesburg-born, London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz that features a distorted figure whose reflection in a central cylinder reveals a metallic pair of hands. With two pieces swirling around the pole, rising from the…
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Artist Seung Yul Oh recreates common Korean noodle dishes, but with a spectacular twist. Using synthetic resin, a pair of chopsticks float 12-feet-high, with dangling noodles flowing all the way down into the bowl.
Seung Yul Oh was born in Seoul, South Korea and got his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, Australia. He now…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on December 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Sculpted with an unconventional carving technique using only a drill and forstner bits, these massive hands are the new work of Andy Tirado. Each finger is individually carved down from a large piece of reclaimed wood with various sizes of forstner bits, which dig perfectly-circular holes with flat bottoms. When fully constructed, the entire piece is then worked over with a reciprocating saw,…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on December 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Composed of more than 20,000 Chinese characters, these intricate sculptures by Zheng Lu are soft and seamless in appearance despite their stainless steel makeup. The characters used are all chosen from Chinese texts and poems. For example, the sculpture that looks like a splash of water is cunningly crafted from the lines of the poem Wan Zhi Shui (Playing With Water) written by the Tang Dynasty…
Added by Noel Kat on December 29, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martín first caught our eye with her incredible sculpture, titled Biografías, that looked like a haphazard parade of books flooding through the side of a building. Taking a look through her portfolio, it's easy to see that this artist has a keen eye for…
Added by Pinar on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Through his emotive metal sculptures, Hungarian sculptor Aron Majoros explores human equilibrium both physical and emotional. One female figure stands tiptoe on the edge of a thin vertical sheet, evoking an intense feeling in the viewer, and prompting the physical uneasiness of vertigo.
The fragmented sculptures are meticulously welded together piece by piece. Both of the…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on December 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Book sculptor Guy Laramée pays homage to the printed version of the Encyclopedia Britannica by carving into a 24-volume set of the informative series of books for his latest piece titled Adieu. With the physical publication of the encyclopedias coming to a halt after 244 years of…
Added by Pinar on December 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
New York-based artist Lisa Hoke creates colorful wall collages out of an assortment of disposable items. Working extensively with paper and plastic cups, the artist installs each of her multilayered murals in eye-catching patterns. She playfully transforms each room into a magnificent spectacle full of snake-like formations of multihued cups as well as flattened…Continue
Added by Pinar on December 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Barcelona-born Jaume Plensa astounds once again with his new figurative installation inhabiting the Galerie Lelong in New York. Entitled Talking Continents, the 19 stainless steel elements are comprised of letters from nine international alphabets.
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