List/Grid Tag Archives: Sculptures

Outstanding Details of Melted Porcelain Sculptures

Nomad Patterns is a series of sculptures by London-based artist from Chile Livia Marin. Her outstanding work discovers other quality of porcelain nature. Marin melts different kitchen ware – kettles, cups, plates, so on – and keeps the traditional Chinese paintings of pagodas, willows and birds  perfectly floating in the porcelain puddles. “By appropriating mass-market objects I seek to offer through the work a reflection on how we particularize our relation to them. I reflect on how, in a secular and materialist society, identities are increasingly designated through the material tokens derived from consumerism. Central to the intervention deployed in my work is… Read more »

Realistic Wood Art by Randall Rosenthal

These stacks of newspapers, comic books and other paper material were created by Randall Rosenthal. They were not piled up as it may seem from a first look, but carved from a single piece of Vermont white pine and artistically covered with acrylic paint. Nothing else. Moreover each sculpture comes from Rosenthal’s imagination only, he doesn’t use any pictures or models. Leaves me totally speechless. Talent as it is. Larger collection of artist’s wood work is available at Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery and Sawmill Creek.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2014

The 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival was officially opened on January 5th in Harbin, located in the north-east of China. It’s now one of the world’s biggest snow and ice festivals and one of the most popular winter destinations in China. For one month icy wonderland will be filled with winter themed attractions, 240-meter-long ice slide,  gigantic spectacular sculptures like replicas of Colosseum and Empire State Building made of ice blocks from the frozen Songhua River and illuminated with colorful LED lights. 500,000 square meter space packed with all kinds of winter fun, could it be more exciting!

99 Lifelike Animals by Cai Guo-Qiang

Chinese  artist Cai Guo-Qiang recently presented his first exhibition called Falling Back to Earth, at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane, Australia. The exhibition consists of two massive installations – Heritage (bears, zebras, giraffes, pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos drinking from a pool filled with 170 tons of water) and Head on (racing wolves sculptures crashing into the glass wall).  Both dramatic scenes count 99 life-size replicas of wild animals. The exhebition is on untill May 11, 2014.

Insects Made of Junk by Edouard Martinet

French artist Edouard Martinet creates increadible insect sculptures out of found objects such as car, bicycle parts, clocks, old spoons and so on. Hard to believe that these tender detailed creatures used to be dwellers on the junk yard. Martinet does not solder or weld parts, he screws the sculptures together. Each piece takes him around one month and the artist usually works on few at the same time. If interested in this breathtaking masterpieces, Martinet has a new exhibition at Sladmore Contemporary in London, UK November 27 through January 31, 2014. Pay a visit if passing nearby.

The Kelpies Giant Horse Heads – New Scottish Landmark

The Kelpies are two giant horse head sculptures standing next to the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, Scotland. Designed by Andy Scott, each installation is 30 meters high (99 feet) made from structural steel with a stainless steel cladding. It took around 7 years of development and now they are finally completed. The public opening is scheduled by April 2014. The Kelpies were inspired by mythological beasts with power of 10 horses and horses as a part of Scottish historical heritage. “The original concept of mythical water horses was a valid starting point for the artistic development of the structures. I took that concept and moved with… Read more »

Edible Sculptures from Colorful Food by Dan Cretu

Dan Cretu, photographer from Romania, specializes on creating avarage objects like radio, bicycle, camera and so on using fruits, vegetables and other eatable stuff. His way of playing with food brings out very unexpected and complicated art sculptures.  “All objects and things around us daily are possible subjects for me. The challenge is to transform a common object that we don’t notice anymore into something unusual, alive, and appealing.” – says Dan.

Maman – Giant Spider Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois

Maman (“mother” in French), created in 1999 by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, is one of the world’s largest sculptures. Measured over 30 ft high and over 33 ft wide, the mammoth artwork consists of a sac containing 26 marble eggs, the abdomen and thorax which are made up of ribbed bronze. The sculpture was dedicated to Bourgeois’ mother whom she lost in age of 21. The friend (the spider – why the spider?) because my best friend was my mother and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable, dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat, and as useful as a spider. She could also defend herself, and me, by… Read more »

A Bead-Covered World by Liza Lou

American artist Liza Lou spent years creating her incredibly detailed artwork using glass beads as a medium.  First she was recognized as an artist in 1996 when her full-sized project “Kitchen” was presented at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. It took Lou 5 years (1991-1996) to complete the installation covered with millions of beads carefully installed one by one with tweezers. Later on in 1999 Lou came out with the new creation – “Backyard”; this time she used 30 million beads, most of which went on covering the grass. This year Liza Lou presented another project called… Read more »

Lifelike 3D Animals made out of Paper

Brooklyn-based artist  & 3D illustrator José Suris IV creates these shockingly-realistic masks and sculptures, that looks like real fur , using paper, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. The product is extremely detailed and textured to give a lifelike presence.

Michael Grab – Meditation, Balance, Art

Michael Grab, the land artist from Canada,  found his great joy and peace of mind in using the power of gravity. The process of creating his art of balance is not that easy as it might seam. It involves not only Grab’s physical but psychological abilities along with learning his inner self and nature around him. It’s very hard to believe that his work is done with his bare hands, no tools, no wire, no magic, only gravity. That is how his project got its name – Gravity glue, the only secret of his creations. Most of his installations were done in Boulder, Colorado… Read more »

Gibbs Farm of Sculptures

The park of sculptures is situated on the northern island of New Zealand and has a land area of 4 square km. It belongs to one of the richest businessman of New Zealand, Alan Gibbs, where the private park of art gets its name as Gibbs Farm. This open sky museum welcomes visitors, artists, educational institutions, charities and the public, by prior appointment only. The park posses modern art of world-known sculptors such as Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, Ralph Hotere, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, Russell Moses, Peter Nicholls, Eric Orr, Tony Oursler, George Rickey, Peter… Read more »

Statues of the Louvre Dressed Up as Modern-Day Hipsters

Greek gods wearing Ray Bans, Montaigne in khakis! Well this is just a part of the outcome of Paris-based graphic designer Alexis Persani and photographer Leo Caillard, photo-manipulation set.  Photographs of the statues were made by the photographer at the Louvre, clothes photographed in the studio, then using Photoshop software the outfits were montaged professionally on the marble statues. The results are so stunningly realistic, you can almost think they were actually dressed up for the session. As stated by the artists, the aim of the approach is ” to catch the eye of the beholder by the marriage of two worlds so different”.

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