Sculptural collage by Ruth Hardinger.
In this series, Hardinger creates collages using corrugated cardboard, roughly yet intricately ripped to achieve a very organic effect.
To view more of his works, check out his website at http://www.ruthhardinger.com/!
Absolutely love Xooang Choi’s sculptural works! I dropped by at the Hong Kong Art Annual Art Fair yesterday at the Exhibition and Convention Center, and was so excited to, yet again, come across his sculptures. His works reflect his thoughts on the injustices of human rights in Korea, using polymer clay to craft hyper-realistic modified human anatomical features in a rather grotesque manner. I find his works nothing less than impeccable.
Check out more of his works at Sweet Station: http://sweet-station.com/blog/2011/10/choi-xooang/!
Sculpture by Takanori Aiba.
“Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has creates this fantastical sculpture called Bonsai-B that looks like someone or something has taken residence in this bonsai tree!” -Takanori Aiba
Check out more of his works at http://www.tokyogoodidea.com/!
Bronze sculpture by Matteo Pugliese.
I had a chance to look at some of Pugliese’s sculptural works at the Hong Kong Art Fair last year, and hope to see more one last time before I head off to college in the States. These sculptures, mainly of men made from multiple components appear to escape from the vertical spaces of gallery walls. It is as though they are “traveling in a time tunnel between the previous, the present and the next life or traversing between different worldly situations.” He defines deep and exacting muscles and bone structures, conveying strong emotions.
Take a look at his entire series of bronze sculptures at http://www.matteopugliese.com/component/k2/itemlist/category/14-2009-2011.html!
Artist Ron Ulicny contacted me earlier, and I checked out some of his sculptural pieces. He experiments with the idea of re-inventing ordinary and familiar objects into new forms.
An extract from Ulicny’s interview with HiFructose Magazine (hifructose.com):
“I do use a lot of older/reclaimed materials but, I also use just as many brand new things as well. I will use WHATEVER it takes and fits with the piece. I can’t really explain what draws me to a particular object in general. Usually a feeling first. I am also drawn to design elements, color, & style. I guess it also depends if I’m searching for something specific at the moment or not for a specific piece. Objects that inspire me are endless. Too many “things” in the world to ever get bored. I like putting familiar things in unfamiliar positions and context.”
Check out more of his works from his tumblr http://www.ronulicny.tumblr.com!
“Pedestal: by Jen Stark. Sculptural piece hand-made using paper. His works always feature vibrant, bold colors, as well as echoing patterns. Gotta love this guy!
Check out more of his sculptures at http://www.jenstark.com/!
Ted Lott -an artist and woodworker based in Madison- created this series of small wooden house frames. He comments on the role of traditional craft in modern society.
“Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition. Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood; housing, particularly stick frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material throughout the modern world. Utilizing these techniques in a studio based practice, it is my hope to further the conversation on how notions of craft fit into the modern world.” -Ted Lott
“Self Doubt” by Maskull Lasserre. Lasserre creates absolutely breathtaking sculptural work of human and animal anatomical forms using everyday objects.
“Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, and value. Elements of nostalgia, allegory, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.” -Lasserre’s website.
Check out more of his intricate sculptures at http://maskulllasserre.com/home.html!
London-based Kevin Francis Gray is one of my favorite sculpture artists. Using bronze, he sculps figures covered in cloth, outlining silhouettes- much like Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s works. I particularly appreciate the metallic quality of bronze, reflecting light at all directions.
Check out more of Gray’s works at http://www.kevinfrancisgray.com/!
“The Paris, France-based design team of Bonsoir Paris is made up of graphic designers, Rémy Clémente & Morgan Maccari. Along with their team they created Duramen, a series of sculptures, which began as wooden frames that are then reimagined into something indistinguishable. The sculptures create juxtaposition between the distorted nature of the designs themselves and their use of fine woods such as oak, fir, wenge, pear, and linden.” -DesignMilk