Taiwanese artist Mary Leu carves socks, towels, bras, undies and schoolbags out of wood. She has also carved vegetables out of wood. Why anyone would go to the extent of recreating the soft fuzz and texture of objects made of fabric like cotton and terry, we can’t imagine why. We’d love to see her carve [...]
Took our breath away. That is what Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe did with the amazing rainbow installations from his Plexus series. And these rainbow wonders are spun from plain old sewing thread. The result is so ethereal, it looks as if real rainbows have really infused into these spaces.
Italian artist Gino De Dominicis created this 28 meter (91 ft) model of a human skeleton. The work is accurately scaled, though it does feature a rather bizarre nose.
I always loved Sigrid Sarda’s works, and I’m the proud owner one of her early paintings. She’s moved on from painting and is now working in both wax and taxidermy, creating sculptural tableaux which emphasizes a world saturated with imagery and consumerism.
Jessica Joslin creates beautifully detailed creatures out of bone, brass, leather and antique fittings. Joslin’s creations seem to be mythological hybrids that contain both whimsy and pathos.
If you’ve been keeping your finger on the pulse, you’ve noticed that for the contemporary art market, sculpture is big (and big sculpture is bigger). Australian hyper-realist Ron Mueck’s and his sculptures, most recently exhibited at the gallery Hauser and Wirth, has drawn international attention for their unnerving realism, causing us to be ever-vigilante in discerning what’s art and what isn’t.
There is beauty to be found in all things, sometimes even the most mundane, everyday things. Like cellotape. This video is strangely mesmerising as it creates great symmetry with realistic sound. Apparently it took about six months to make. The spinning of the plate was done by hand and a single composition could take more [...]
Shinro Ohtake is a painter, collagist and sculptor. He is well known for creating works out of rubbish (or rather, various objects that resemble rubbish), which he picks up here and there. Among the various objects he collects are a large number of photographs. You will be amazed by the vast scale of his works.