French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing. They are skillful works of art even without the omissions, but the missing parts of the sculptures make them truly extraordinary and unique. They leave room for the imagination – are they missing something, or is it something that these “voyagers” have simply left behind?
Posts Tagged ‘Sculptures’
Even if you’re not into gardening yourself, the plant sculptures in the international Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition will blow your mind. This year over 200 horticultural artists from all around the world present 40 living plant sculptures, created from more than 22 000 different plant species – over 3 million flowers overall! The sculptures will be showcased in 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens at the Montréal Botanical Garden until 29 September.
We first wrote about Caillard and Persani’s hipster sculptures over a year ago, and since the new works by this duo are just as hilarious, we couldn’t let them go unnoticed! Whatever they say about not judging a book by its cover, we still do it. French photographer Léo Caillard and art director Alexis Persani illustrate that with their Street Stone photography series, were they dress ancient Louvre’s sculptures into something more trendy and up-to-date.
We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes the scrupulous process – the sculptures, called “Young Couple,” “Woman with Shopping Bags” and “Couple under an Umbrella” took him two years to create. They will be on exposition in Paris at the Fondation Cartier through September 29.
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.
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.
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.