‘The majority of my work has more holes in it than substance – it’s about looking through things, not just at things. There’s always an element of surprise.’ These are the words of Kiwi artist Neil Dawson. Dawson’s sculptures seem to defy reality, mostly suspended above urban areas with the sky as a backdrop, they sometimes appear to be whimsical doodles drawn straight on to the real world.
‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’ This quote by William Blake is cited on the portfolio of Rogan Brown, a talented artist who specialises in the painstaking and arduous discipline of sculpting from paper.
UK artist Celia Smith rigorously experiments with various forms of the most unglamorous of wires to create delightful bird sculptures of whimsy that are full of zeal and zest. Her flocks of birds are almost always poised in mid flight and strangely enough, they appear to be drawn out in pencil rather than sculpted from […]
If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]
Ever wondered what Princess Peach did with her time while Mario was searching for her in other castles? She came in like a wrecking ball, that’s what! Donald Kennedy, aka Kody Koala, sculpted the famous video game princess doing her best Miley Cyrus impression, riding a Super Mario-inspired wrecking ball. To create the artwork, he […]
Jeremiah Johnson has suffered from ulcerative colitis since 2001. Knowing he could put good use to his many prescription bottles, this crafty artist has finally acquired enough to work them into a sculptural masterpiece, titled House of Worship. Johnson says of his work: ‘I saved the empty bottles because at the time, I knew they […]
Art/Craft is a series of ceramic sculptures created by Beccy Ridsdel. But not any ordinary sculptures. This dinnerware series presents ‘surgical experiments in progress’ with peeled-away layers and surgical instruments at the ready. Ridsdel says of her work: ‘The ‘surgeon’ is dissecting the craft object to see what is within. He finds craft through and […]
David Kracov’s works — he sculpts, paints and animates — commonly include butterflies. To him, the winged insect symbolizes the fragility and value of a child’s life, so it is no surprise his butterfly-propelled sculptures are especially inspiring. One such work, Reflections, was created in memory of the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedy and […]
By Alex Steele in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014
Night Light Detroit is a delightfully bright and colorful addition to Detroit’s art scene. Designed by a university sculpture class under the guise of Larry and Friends Design Group, the goal of the project was to create a new source of illumination in midtown Detroit, where very few streetlights have left the area dim. Resembling […]
‘I find your lack of Potassium disturbing’. Dark Forces is a sculpture by artist Matthew J. Mahoney, in which he takes a cardboard cut-out of our favourite Sith Lord and attaching banana peels with drywall screws. He also took advantage of the banana’s ‘natural adhesive’ to make them stick on the cut-out for good. At […]
Just for kicks, three brothers from Minnesota joined forces to sculpt a massive 16-foot tall shark from snow in their yard in New Brighton. Apparently they’ve made a puffer fish and a walrus in past years. Still, there are a lot more stupid things you can do with snow, and this is not one of them.
Wow that ramen’s going to take a lot of slurping to finish! Seoul-born, Auckland-based artist Seung Yul Oh created noodles that look yummy and filling. But don’t be fooled, these bowls of noodles aren’t edible. The 12-foot noodle sculptures are made of resin and are meticulously shaped to trick you into believing it’s real. From […]
Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang impresses with work like Conversation, Who Did It?, and A Painful Pot, just to mention a few of his stunning creations. Over the past few years he has specialized in artworks made of ceramics and stainless steel. His work usually combines two elements: the human being and an object, […]
Now showing at The U Factory as part of a pop up platform in Singapore’s Gillman Barracks, Japanese artist and product designer Shigeki Fujishiro’s mesmerizing kinetic art sculpture works look wiry, but are really made of hinoki, or Japanese cypress timber. We can stare at these mobile frames for hours as they loll about in […]
Behold! The power of Magneto! But his alter ego isn’t Max Eisenhardt. It’s Seung Mo Park. Park, a Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor, has manipulated tightly-wrapped layers of aluminium wires to form beautifully detailed sculptures. His series, Human, will amaze you with the amount of attention to detail and meticulousness that went into making these sculptures.