We’ve always been told not to play with matches, but I think there are exceptions to every rule. Like, when you can create amazing sculptures like Ryan and Trevor Oakes. These matchstick sculptures are impressive in volume alone, not to mention their beautiful details and form.
Ron van der Ende uses salvaged and reclaimed timber to create wall mounted reliefs of the stuff of our everyday, or at least the everyday we have left behind: classic cars, cassette tapes, planes, houses, stereo systems, spaceships and more. This is inventive and clever work.
Bernard Pras uses objects and materials he finds in landfills to create his incredible anamorphic sculptures. His sculptures are often recreations of famous works of art, but he puts his own unique spin on these classics with his amazing optical illusion stacking technique.
Micro-sculptor Mr. Peluche sure does get me hot under the collar. Peluche, a Berlin street musician, wields his magicians wand and magically captures scenes of street sex that unfold right under ones’ nose. Appealing for their comedic value, his detailed snaps always deserve that second glance, even for those less perverted. Well done, Mr. Peluche, […]
We defy you to look at these awesome mixed-media sculptures by Berlin-based creative duo, Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz, without breaking out into a smile. From tiles falling out of a wall-hung carpet to a toilet pump pulling the needle-like thorns from a cactus with the power of a magnet (wittily termed ‘Domestification’), it’s impossible not to be charmed.
Artist KaiTrees keeps a low profile online, so not many people know about his incredible sculptures of trees, made of wires twisted together and then painstakingly pulled back apart. He posts some pictures of his work on Deviant Art and has a few available for sale at ArtFire It’s worth zooming in close to see the incredible level of detail.
What if the antique sculptures would start to feel uncomfortable being naked in public? That’s what the two French creatives Leo Caillard (photographer) and Alexis Persani (Art Director) asked themselves. The answer is: Street Stone, a photo series of digitally manipulated photos of the human sculptures at the Louvre dressed like fashionable Parisians.
When I was 13 years old, I bought my first piece of art: a small clay sculpture, by Cybele Rowe. A sculptor for thirty years now, Rowe describes her process as ‘form-fishing’, and works in clay, bronze, plastic, fibreglass and wood. Last year, at the Ceramic Annual of America, she exhibited a large sculpture, constructed inside the gallery, with a performance component by a musician and dancer. On completion, the sculpture was pulled apart, and the unfired clay reused. ‘Art is hyperventilating. You hold your breath, you work really hard, and it’s euphoric’.
Paris-based Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov has carved and crafted many things, from wood to meat. But some of his latest creations are deathly skulls from life-nourishing fruit and vegetables. This guy is quite something.
Colored pencils are usually used for coloring or sketching images. In Federico Uribe’s series of sculptures, entitled Pencilism, he creatively uses pencils to create detailed life-size sculptures of human beings. Truly inspiring.
Born in the UK and now residing in Italy, Chris Gilmour creates amazing life-size sculptures all out of objects found in our workspace or at home, such as cardboard and glue. As kids, our imaginations was endless when we saw cardboard boxes. From building rocket ships to little houses, Gilmour takes a it all a step further by creating intricate sculptures from vehicles such as bicycles and cars. Cardboards are usually just made to contain and be discarded afterwards. His works reveal a process of understanding that lets us see everyday reality with new awareness and appreciation.
Brilliantly created by UK-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson, these beautiful collages of book carvings from old encyclopedias and rare books bring us into another world. All the images in the final artwork are from the original pages of the book. He goes through page by page to look for images and does not add in anything in. He turns books from being a tool to learn from the world into a means to gains insight about oneself.
These are by far the most amazing sculptures I’ve seen. Note that they were made in 2001 and include a CD-ROM. I guess it contains multi-media, whatever that meant back then.