by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Venetian artist Livio De Marchi sculpts fascinating and extremely realistic replicas of daily objects, turning them from ordinary to extraordinary. His pieces look so life-like that you’d mistake them for the real thing, like his sculpture of a hanging leather jacket. De Marchi earned instant fame after the completion of his House of Books, which is a house where literally everything inside is made out of wood. He even creates life-size wooden replicas of luxury cars that are meant to float in the water.