American street artist Mark Jenkins, who lives and works in Washington, uses ordinary packing tape to create life-size human or animal forms. He places the sculptures in urban space interacting with the surrounding buildings and public places that provide the context and set the stage. His works can be found around the world, from North and South America over Europe, Asia to the Middle East.
“Stone Fields” is a series of algorithmic works by Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo. He uses algorithms to create the structure of the stones and to sort them by size according to an underlying pattern. The series is inspired by British artist Richard Long, who made his international reputation during the 1970s with sculptures made as the result of epic walks, during which he marks the ground or adjusts the natural features of a place by up-ending stones. Read more about Randazzo’s work after the jump.
Artist Joe Black produced a portrait using more than 5,500 toy soldiers. The portrait shows a Chinese soldier boy and was taken by photographer Robert Capa. The Portrait by Capa was used on the front cover of LIFE magazine, January 1938 to cover the Sino Japanese War. For his portrait Black glued the toy soldiers to a vertical surface to achieve the pointillistic effect. The toy soldiers are manufactured in China, hence the title “Made in China”.
Have a look at this pixelated sculptures by Austin-based artist Shawn Smith. Smith’s sculptures represent pixilated animals and objects of nature. He creates three-dimensional sculptural representations of two-dimensional images he finds online. As material Smith uses small wooden blocks made of plywood or MDF, which he before dyed by hand. Fantastic!
London, Berlin or Barcelona, Isaac Cordal travels around Europe placing little sculptures in unassuming locations. His sculptures take the form of little people sculpted from concrete in “real” situations – waiting for buses, on their way to work and in more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. In spite of their lack of detail or color, Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotion in his little men, letting us empathise with them.
A baker in Thailand adds a whole new meaning to the term “shock art”. Artist Kittiwat Unarrom sculptures gruesome body parts from dough. Since 2006 Kittiwat uses dough as his medium to sculpt gruesome renditions of hand, feet, heads, torsos and other body parts.