Elegantly unsettling creature sculptures by Takahiro Komuro

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Well, we aren’t sure how to begin with these sculptures by Takahiro Komuro. Essentially human-like — with human limbs, feet and hands — they are decidedly alien all the same, whether with their possessed stares with dilated pupils, or, you know, monstrous heads or bulbous substances overtaking the rest of their bodies. So much poetic elegance about them, though.

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Knitted innards and fuzzy cadavers by Candace Couse

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Sure, knitting often gets pooh-poohed as a granny pursuit all the time. Which probably makes Canada-based visual artist Candace Couse’s knitted corpses — with innards, organs and guts spilling out and loose red vein-like threads crawling out of them — all the more sweeter. She uses the idea of personal geographies to approach issues like orientation and identity that are profoundly detached from collective knowledge and public geographies.

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Incredible chewing gum sculptures by Jérémy Laffon

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 24 April 2013

French artist Jérémy Laffon wants to stick gum to your new shoes. So he built a gallery floor made of gum. And he wants to build insanely huge gum towers. So he put thousands of sticks of gum together then applied heat. These fragile leaning towers of distaster are structurally unsound due to Laffon’s carefully chosen heat gun […]

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Obsessively neat sandcastle sculptures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Calvin Seibert, who we spotted via This Is Colossal, built these perfectly sculpted sandcastle creations that are anything but amateurish. This is how he sums up his building process: “In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the […]

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Realistic Lego sculptures of naked women

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 4 April 2013

Now this is truly Lego for adults. The arched backs and suggestive poses of these pixelated Lego sculptures of realistic female forms — virtually all nude except for stilettos and g-strings — give the innocuous building blocks a decidedly adult spin. Fun. Photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne teamed up with 3D artist Pierrick from Spark for a […]

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Creative sculptures from Myeonbeom Kim

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By Contributions in New Art on Friday 8 March 2013

Combining objects in unexpected ways challenges us to rethink our understanding of the common world. The unique way artist Myeongbeom Kim merges objects from nature with those that are man-made absolutely blows me away. Personally, I would have never though to plant a tree in a urinal. But I guess that way it gets watered.

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Wolfgang Stiller’s matchstick men

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 5 March 2013

One of the downsides of modern performance oriented societies surely is a concerning increase of burnout syndrome cases. Wolfgang Stiller from Germany has come up with a sculpture series that illustrates the impact of the disease on the human soul quite literally. His burnt down matchstickmen communicate the exhaustion and desperation like no other series […]

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Topographical landscapes carved from electrical tape and buildings made of thread

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 March 2013

How does anyone look at electrical tape and think ‘I want to carve topographical landscapes out of it‘? It blows our mind. Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki is this mindblower who has also crafted elaborate architectural sculptures out of thin thread. It looks as crazy as it sounds.

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Ethereal paper installation art by Peter Gentenaar

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 March 2013

Peter Gentenaar, who was originally a printmaker, only started dabbling with papermaking when the commercial paper he used wasn’t good enough for his engraved works. It’s taken his work in a whole new direction as he is now known for his massive paper sculptures. These take on a life-like quality during the pulp drying and […]

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Scientific data interpreted as baskets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 1 March 2013

Just so happens that artist Nathalie Miebach was taking astronomy classes at Harvard and learning to weave baskets at the same time when it occurred to her that she could basically weave baskets to interpret data in a three-dimensional space. Since then, she’s translated all sorts of scientific data from astronomy, ecology and meteorology — […]

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Brent Christensen’s 25-foot icicle castles

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 1 February 2013

Utah-based artist Brent Christensen creates these magical 25-foot tall sculptures out of icicles. Christensen started making these impressive ice castles after he and his family moved to chilly Utah, and he began displaying them in 2009. His fantastical sculptures look like they came straight out of a fairytale.

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Luke Jerram’s glass viruses and bacteria

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 31 January 2013

Luke Jerram makes exact glass replicas of harmful viruses and bacteria: SARS, HIV, E. Coli, and many more. Each replica is about 1,000,000 times the size of the actual virus/bacteria. Who would have though these nasty little organisms could look so beautiful?

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Sculptural forms bursting out of art frames

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 26 January 2013

Baltimore-based artist Jonathan Latiano is interested in where things begin and end. Explains why a number of his artworks, like 2012’s Emerge, appear to be created at the exact place where 2D and 3D dimensions meet.

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Animal sculptures made from discarded furniture

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 25 January 2013

French sculpter Marc Sparfel twists and forms animal sculptures out of discarded furniture. They are equal parts whimsical and grand — especially the ones standing on their hind legs, looking like ancient Egyptian guards.

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3D paper sculptures by Maud Vantours

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 24 January 2013

Maud Vantours’s 3D paper sculptures are a great example of how complex a simple visual can be. Each piece is elegant and rhythmic, but the detail and precision behind the sculptures is just as impressive.

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