Tag: sculpture

We present: Brendan Monroe

Maybe the sculptures made by Brendan Monroe look a bit, well, bizarre at first sight. A glaring red fluffy ball with legs? A male figure without a face but instead a body full of lumps?

The creatings of the Swedish artist may not be accessible directly, but even more interesting if you take a closer look. Several of his artworks are made out of wood, but look like they were manufactured out of a smoother material like dough or clay.

Often these sculptures radiate an atmosphere of solitude, which can be found – despite all those nice and warm colours – in the paintings of Monroe as well.

Ashes to Ashes: Yan Yongliang

A gigantic cigarette including the usual ash top is hanging from the ceiling of a museum. A cigarette, okay. We know cigarettes. But wait: Who takes a closer look at the installation “Cigarette Ash Landscape” made by Yan Yongliang will see that we’re not talking about a standard cigarette ash – but about tiny and lacy skylines made from paper!

Where the ash is falling down on the floor there is another pile of pictures of well-known capitals and cities of the world, surrounded by a bunch of happily blooming flowers. The artists seems to have acquired the steady hand during his studies: He loves traditional chinese art and calligraphy. We are thrilled! (Pssst…We have found the guy and his art at artschoolvets)

Eyecandy: Shawn Smith

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Which boy (and girl!) did not love to play with Lego for hours when being a child? We were reminded of this wonderful pastime when taking a look at my feedreader this morning where we stumbled upon the sculptures of Shawn Smith. But beware: They are not made of Lego, but wood!Read More

Contact 1: A 200,000 Piece Lego Masterwork by Mike Doyle

New Jersey artist Mike Doyle completed one of the most amazing MOC (MOC = My Own Creation; i.e. a piece not from a Lego kit) you have ever seen. This massive creation is titled Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan and is the culmination of some 600 hours of work using 200,000+ individual bricks and stands nearly 5 feet high by six feet wide. It is the first in a series of grand scale LEGO works “celebrating extra terrestrial contact events, spiritual beings and unique worlds.” Simply incredible!

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Stacked by Ai Weiwei

The newest installation by famed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei features over 760 bikes. The installation titled Stacked has derived from his countries favorite form of transportation, the bike. China, also a nation known for mass production of bicycles, sees each of the bikes in the installation produced by Forever – the most notable design in the country. Stacked is on display at the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, through February 16th, 2013. The exhibition also features various sculptures, installations, videos and photographs by Ai Weiwei.

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Golden Paper Hummingbirds

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera created a new series of hummingbird sculptures using shimmering golden paper. Herrera placed the hummingbirds next to flowers to show how a “dynamic element” looks in comparison to a “static element.” She’s interested in “how they cooperate together and the importance of the position and shape they both have to have to allow them to create a harmonic union.”

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Landscapes Carved Into Books by Guy Laramee

Guy Laramee is an incredibly talented artist with a broad range of skills from painting to music, composition and stage direction. The Canadian artist also creates incredible landscape sculptures out of books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. He transforms old thick books into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes and waves. Gorgeous!

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JOOheng Tan

World champion sand sculptor JOOheng Tan was recently asked by a ad agency in Singapore to help create these impressive backdrops for an ad campaign. They asked JOOheng Tan to physically build three 18-ton sand sculptures to be used as backdrops in ads encouraging kids to get dirty. The backdrops he created are amazing. Watch the video after the jump to see how he did it.

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Mesh Wire Portraits

Korea-based sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant portraits by cutting layer after layer of mesh wire. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits them a unique, almost 3D effect. The work is called MAYA, which means “illusion” in Sanskrit.

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Miniature handmade sculptures

Israeli sculptor Shay Aaron makes the most adorable and delicate miniature sculptures I have ever seen. He makes amazing models of everything edible, from pizza to glazed donuts to grilled chicken. I think there is literally nothing he could not make a model of! So mouthwatering! Don’t you just wanna eat them up?

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