Tag - Sculpture Inspiration

The giant balloon sculptures of Jason Hackenwerth

Artist Jason Hackenwerth is using the familiar and comforting medium of balloon artistry and turning it into massive sculptures. Each piece reminds us of some fantastical organic or biological form as if come to life out of a science experiment. Shapes resembling amoebas, cells, or rhizopods float across the room and come to life in vivid colors...

The Macabre Animal Ceramics of LEM

LEM is an art collective of-sorts that was formed at a Finland petrol station in 2008. En route to Helsinki, three art graduates, Saara Kaatra, Lotta Veromaa and Laura Itkonen decided to form the collective during a pit stop, with Animal Series the first fruit of their loins. Animal Series has been described as consisting of “sweet fairytale...

The Multi-Faceted Sculptures of Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki has found an unusual niche: He likes to take a giant piece of wood – often a long – and turn it into a very unusual sculpture. Among his strangest conceptions include people with multiple faces (which seems to be something of a preoccupation), and a man with the upper half of a skeleton’s torso...

Dustin Yellin’s Psychogeographies

You know how in Jurassic Park that mosquito is trapped in the amber, preserved and still in tact, DNA-wise? That’s the sort of vibe I get when I look at Dustin Yellin’s Psychogeographies. The series features life size humanoid forms created from various scraps of miscellany stuck between layers and layers of individual panes of glass. The...

The Material Cannibalism of Leonard Drew

Leonard Drew engages in something that has been termed ‘material cannibalism.’ That sounds a lot worse than it actually is, because Drew is an American sculptor who brings together artifacts and fossils from antiquity, as well as more modern times, that he finds in nature, as well as industrialized places – before turning them into art...

Kazuhiro Tsuji’s Hyperrealist Sculptures

After looking at Kazuhiro Tsuji’s hyperrealist sculptures of Andy Warhol, Abraham Lincoln and Salvador Dali, you’re never going to want to go to a Madame Tussaud’s wax museum again (not that you ever wanted to go to one in the first place).  His hyperrealistic sculptures are stunning in their depth of detail. These busts demand extended...

The Eccentric Artwork of Rebecca Horn

If Rebecca Horn is not a cult artist, it’s hard to define what we mean by ‘cult artist’. But the truth is that Horn isn’t really viewed as a cult artist at all. From her distinctive looks, to her body of work that spans five decades and includes whispering Chinese voices in the dark, rattling hanging typewriters, Donald Sutherland dancing...

Urs Fischer’s Disintegrating Sculpture, Melodrama

Urs Fischer is a neo-Dada artist, born in Switzerland but operating from New York. In the true spirit of Dada, there is often tense provocation in his work, seen most recently in his 2013 exhibition Melodrama, where a sculpted nude basically crumbled before the audience, her bits dropping off slowly but glaringly, like trickles of snow from a...