Religion and war have always been mixing and closely related throughout history. Missouri-born artist Kris Kuksi took notice of this connection, repeating itself throughout history, and decided to unveil it in his Churchtanks sculpture series. By creating the juxtaposition between the classical world and the modern war gear, Kuksi transforms the houses of worship into tanks, blending the two structures smoothly and seamlessly.
Posts Tagged ‘Sculptures’
Hungarian artist, going by the nickname of Cerkahegyzo, carves amazing sculptures from a single pencil. To create such meticulous miniatures, the artist uses needles, sandpaper, razor blades, polishing stones, files and all variety of pencils. Cerkahegyzo was inspired to start sculpting pencils after he came across the tiny pencil tip sculptures by Dalton Ghetti.
Li Hongbo’s artwork may look like porcelain or gypsum sculptures at first, but that’s only until he demonstrates how flexible they are. Beijing based artist, book designer and editor creates these busts and sculptures out of thousands of layers of glued thin paper. Hongbo builds the honeycomb-like structures by strategically placing the glue on each sheet of paper, and then gives the desired shape to it.
What at a first glance might look like Gothic stained glass windows, are actually Eric Standley’s paper creations. Currently based in Virginia, the artist uses a laser to meticulously cut out the patterns in thousands of layers of paper which are then all put together.
Steven J. Backman, a San Francisco native, makes incredible tiny sculptures using only one toothpick, a straight edged razor blade and glue. His motto, “The Essence of Patience,” truly exemplifies his drive and determination towards creating unique and unforgettable one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
It hasn’t been long since Creepy Tableware by Ronit Baranga made us lose our appetites, but what you are about to see will make your eyes bleed! I used to think that Shain Erin made the Creepiest Dolls, but a British figurine artist Jessica Harrison has just taken creepiness to the whole new level.
Alex Queral is a Philadelphia-based artist who has found an incredible way to use old, discarded phone books – he carves their pages into celebrities faces. It’s a perfect example how unusual use of materials can lead to worldwide fame and success.
Have you ever noticed that tourists try to get a picture near every boring sculpture or statue they can find? Most of the time, they don’t even care who made it, or why it is there in the first place…
Meet Dalton Ghetti, a 49 year old carpenter, who makes probably the tiniest sculptures in the world. It can sound unbelievable, but he manages to carve a highly detailed sculpture on the tip of a pencil from available graphite. Now living in Connecticut, USA, he has been doing these mind-blowing works for about 25 years.
Meet David Cerny – an internationally famous Czech sculptor, best known for his giant space-age babies that crawl up the Zizkov TV tower a hundred meters or so above Prague. He gained notoriety in 1991 by painting a Soviet tank pink that served as a war memorial in central Prague. As the Monument to Soviet tank crews was still a national cultural monument at that time, his act of civil disobedience was considered “hooliganism” and he was briefly arrested.
While many artists strive to glamorize, and portray our world to be better than it actually is, others simply find art in our ordinary lives and our simple bodies. Mueck is one of those artists, and is now well known for his sculptures where he portrays humans at key stages in the life cycle, from birth through middle age, to death.
Some artists use paint, others bronze – but Nathan Sawaya chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact. The former corporate lawyer quit his job in 2001 to focus on becoming the world’s foremost LEGO artist.