Crazy paper sculptures that stretch, collapse and twist like fluid

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Beijing-based artist, designer and book editor Li Hong’s collapsible paper sculptures are shockingly good. He loves paper, collects it, and also experiments with forms to crazy, unpredictable effect. As he once explained to White Rabbit, ‘Paper — you can never predict what it will become in the end’. Looking at his works, we can’t quite […]

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10 statues having a worse day than you

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 17 July 2014

They may not say a thing, but their body language says it all. Slumped over and permanently frozen in despair, these despondent statues — from The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen to many others — remind us all that maybe we’re not exactly all that doomed after all.

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Cool, crumpled currency sculptures by Paul Rousso

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 15 May 2014

Believe it or not, these bank notes aren’t bank notes at all. They’re sculptures, crafted by Paul Rousso using heat infusion on plexiglass. And these sculptures aren’t even the same size as currency – they’re enormous, measuring up to four- or five-feet each. It seems Rousso has a passion for ‘crumpled art’, as he’s also […]

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Sculptures having a major meltdown

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Urs Fischer has done a number of works with wax sculptures in various states of falling apart, melting down, and generally not keeping it all together well. It recalls how malleable these works were to begin with, and also has the sobering effect of reminding us that sometimes the finished product looks anything but completed.

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Anthropomorphic books made alive using metal wires

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 22 March 2014

Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs is a series by artist Terry Border, in which he attaches metal wires to books, seemingly giving it life and taking on the personalities of the stories within them. He already came out before with a series, called ‘Bent Objects’, where everyday objects came to life via the metal wires, but […]

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Disturbing and bloody sculptures by Korean artist Dongwook Lee

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 February 2014

Don’t know if these sculptures belong in an art gallery or a horror film. Either way, they’re poetically and horrifically beautiful. Korean artist Dongwook Lee’s takes the human form and masterfully places it in gory everyday life situations through these surreal miniatures. Some of the images provide commentary on modern medicine, like a bunch of […]

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Sydney artist creates sculptures from hundreds of discarded toy parts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 3 February 2014

One man’s trash is another artist’s treasure, or I think that’s how it goes. Sydney-based artist Freya Jobbins makes bizarre sculptures of human faces and chiselled physiques, as well as famous characters like The Terminator, Darth Vader, and Batman. What’s more amazing is her choice of material: hundreds of discarded doll body parts.

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Crayons with the alphabet meticulously carved into it

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 10 January 2014

US-based artist Diem Chau has been making waves with her intricately carved works, that’s for sure. Her Northwest Natives Alphabet Set takes 52 crayons, half representing all the 26 alphabet letters, and the other half of which stand for the corresponding word spelled with each letter. The Yuma myotis (or Vesper bat) is quite cute.

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Detailed sculptures by Heather McGill

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By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Wednesday 21 August 2013

I hate using clichés, but the phrase ‘from another planet’ certainly applies to the work of artist Heather McGill. Her unworldly creations are all but totally detached from any given time or place. And, having been close enough to touch her sculptures, I can attest to how pristine and flawless they really are. In fact, […]

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People having fun with public sculptures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 13 August 2013

You know what they say about art, it’s what you make of it. Check out just how people are interacting with public sculptures and posing for dynamic snapshots with these otherwise immovably still works of art. It’s a riot.

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Domestic objects made surreal

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 10 August 2013

Polish-born American artist Adam Niklewicz has a great body of work, which includes creating domestic household items that are a little odd. There’s the rug with a rip curl in the middle of it; the shirt lying down flat on the floor with one sleeve propped up as a lighthouse; and our favorite, the dining table all disconcertingly balled up with no legs.

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Honeycomb sculptures co-created with bees

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Nature has a way of one-upping us. So yeah, we’ve been making a lot of progress with 3D printing of late, but it looks like the bees have been beating us to the game for ages, thanks to their intrinsic honeycombing habits. Some artists, apparently, have counting on bees to co-create their sculptures too. Nifty […]

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Playful sculptures by Will Bryant

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Monday 5 August 2013

Will Bryant is super nice guy. That’s what I have heard anyway. His work is playful, and funny, and super laidback. Usually pigeonholed as a illustrator or graphic designer, this is a man of many talents. Recently completing his MFA in Studio Practice over at Portland State, his new work consists of building colourful sculptures […]

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Giant sculptures made of natural materials by Alice Aycock

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Since the 1970s, Alice Aycock has been erecting incredible, monumental sculptures. Most of them are made of natural materials and seem to be built right into an outdoor landscape as an almost natural cathedral. Her art is calming and worshipful, seemingly there to remind us all just how small we really are.

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Long Bin Chen’s book-based sculptures

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By Milan Topalovic in New Art on Friday 21 June 2013

Reading between the lines, artist Long Bin Chen has found new meaning in these old books, constructing intricate sculptures from classic texts. A heads up for students at College of Charleston: if you’re going to bring in your signed copy of Lord of the Rings for some light reading, guard it with your life or it’ll be carved into a pair of lips before you can say You Shall Not Pass.

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