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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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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