All Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (524)

Do Ho Suh's New Swirling Chandelier of 42,000 Figures

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…

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Added by alice on January 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sculpture of Two Hands Incredibly Reflected Through Anamorphism



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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Added by Pinar on January 2, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hyper-Realistic Resin Sculptures of Dangling Korean Noodles



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…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Sculptural Hands Formed from Pieces of Reclaimed Wood

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,…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Steel Sculptures Made of More Than 20,000 Chinese Characters



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…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 29, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Playful Book Sculptures Transform Their Environment



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…

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Added by Pinar on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Welded Steel Sculptures Look Different from Various Angles

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…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Mountain Landscape Carved into Encyclopedia Britannica



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…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Wall Collages Made of Paper and Plastic Cups

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…

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Added by Pinar on December 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

19 Stainless Steel Sculptures Featuring Nine Languages

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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Added by Noel Kat on December 17, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams



Baitogogo is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The São Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used for construction. He presents a structural and organic fusion that plays with one's sense…

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Added by Pinar on December 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

"Jetsetter" Jessica



12 Shoes for 12 Lovers is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes are each titled after the ex-lover…

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Added by Pinar on December 7, 2013 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

Incredible Thread and Wire Sculptures by Yong Won Song



Korean artist Yong Won Song creates life-size thread and wire sculptures that look like scribbled drawings come to life. Somewhere between a dream and a nightmare, fantasy and reality, the artist's pieces explore the unconscious mind. Taking the perspective of a writer merging real-life experiences and creative imagination, Song assembles surreal sculptures that also lie somewhere in…

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Added by Pinar on November 28, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Photographer Self-Promotes by Mailing Out 400 Action Figures of Himself



Malmö/Copenhagen-based photographer Jens Lennartsson knew he had to do something spectacular to stand out as a travel and lifestyle photographer, so he opted to create 400 action figures of himself as self-promotional mailers. His little GI Jens figurines were sure to catch people's attention and stick out in the minds of prospective clients. The clever marketing project sought to…

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Added by Pinar on November 26, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Surreal Sculptures are in Search of Their Missing Pieces

Who hasn't gone on a trip and felt like they had left something behind? In September, to celebrate the city of Marseille's status as the European Capital of Culture 2013, French artist Bruno Catalano displayed ten life-size, figurative sculptures at the port of Marseille. Inspired by travel, his surreal bronze sculptures represent a world citizen who's in…

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Added by alice on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chinese Dresses Covered with 20,000 Porcelain Butterflies

From afar, these beautifully designed Chinese dresses by artist Caroline Cheng are simple gowns covered with interesting patterns. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that the fabric is actually covered with thousands of porcelain butterflies. Entitled Prosperity, the series is filled with intricate complexities that were…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Old Junk Repurposed Into Playfully Detailed Bug Sculptures



French artist Edouard Martinet has an incredible talent for seeing bits and pieces of junk as more than just piles of trash. With great detail and precision, the artist assembles everything from bike chains and clock springs to old spoons and cake tins to form a variety of amazing bug sculptures.

Martinet's sculpting process is unique. Rather than soldering or welding the parts…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

40-Foot Hand-Carved Sculpture Earns Guinness World Record



This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui's incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently declared the world's longest wood sculpture by the Guinness Book of…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven



Diminish and Ascend is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this year that allows the mind to wander and imagine a surreal escape. Though it…

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Added by Pinar on November 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Massive Fabric Sculpture is Life-Size Home within Home

One of our favorite contemporary artists has just come out with his largest work to date. Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist who's known for his thought-provoking sculptures that often have to do with migration and personal space. These themes reflect his own move from his homeland of Seoul, South Korea to New York.

At the National Museum of Modern and…

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Added by alice on November 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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