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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Classical stone sculptures in hipster wear

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

Haha, this is brilliant. Paris-based photographer Léo Caillard cast classical stone sculptures in hipster wear, and we must say these are totally not out of place. Art direction was provided by Raphael Federici.

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Electronically luminescent sculptures by Airan Kang

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Thursday 6 June 2013

This is a really illuminated approach to art, a brilliantly novel idea created by South Korean artist, Airan Kang. Bright Books are ‘electronically luminescent sculptures cast from transparent synthetic resin’ and were made for her Luminous Words series. To realize this work, Kang traveled around the world to visit and photograph numerous bookstores and libraries in order to then recreate each environment in digitized versions. 

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Charcoal installations by Bahk Seon Ghi

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Korean artist Bahk Seon Ghi has an eye for the sublime. His suspended sculptures hoist charcoal pieces up by thin nylon threads to form shapes that suggest they are more solid than they appear to be. While charcoal is seen in many cultures as being symbolic of purity and cleansing, Bahk apparently specifically chose it […]

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Incredible wood sculptures by Tom Eckert

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Tom Eckert creates these unbelievable hyperrealistic sculptures out of, you guessed it, wood. He makes his art using traditional wood carving methods, and then he paints them to ensure maximum realism. Eckert’s wood sculptures take hyperrealism to a whole new level.

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