Paris-born artist Cedric Le Borgne creates these illuminated human figures (Les Voyageurs) and deer (La Biche) using delicately sculpted chicken wire. The figures are often installed in highly visible public places, suspended in the air in parks or in busy urban centers. Via his website:
Cédric Le Borgne invites everyone to view daily life in a fresh way, to rise up, to dream. By abolishing barriers, his work of exploring spaces is sensitive, his poetry subtly interacts with each place it comments upon. From sculptures made of chicken wire to photo or video, from perennial installations to spontaneous performance, from street-art to web-art, his work is free of formal constraints.
Le Borgne’s work is currently on display along the South Bailey in Durham, England as part of Durham Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival. (via dark silence in suburbia)
Beautiful yet somewhat chilling watercolor paintings by artist Danny Quirk who lives and works out of Springfield, Massachusetts. Via his website:
My anatomical works combine classic poses, in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting, with a very contemporary twist… illustrating what’s underneath the skin, and the portrayed figure dissects a region of their body to show the structures that lay beneath.
I think these are really lovely. And if you like them you’ll most likely appreciate these anatomical paintings by Michael Reedy (nsfw), make sure to zoom in for detail. (via interrupted toughts)
Sagaki Keita (previously) has updated his website with no less than a dozen new works completed this year alone. Keita continues his method of using manically scribbled doodles to create mind-melting illustrations of classic Roman statues. That he could create a single one of these in a year would impress me, but twelve seems simply inhuman. The earlier post of Keita’s work was one of the most popular in this blog’s history, and I’m so glad to be able to share his work with you again.
Using antique cash registers, telephones, beer taps, hammer-formed steel and other repurposed objects, artist Greg Brotherton constructs creepy, ghoulish sculptures that appear as if born from a collaboration between Tim Burton and Edouard Martinet. Via his website:
With a consuming drive to build things that often escalate in complexity as they take shape, Greg’s work is compulsive. Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, his themes tend to be mythological in nature, revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture.
You can see much more of his work here, and he’s also the co-founder of Device Gallery in San Diego. (via lustik)
Polish-born artist Barbara Licha now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Though she also works in paint and other forms of mixed media, her tangled wire sculptures of figures in various poses and states of suspension really caught my eye. Via her website:
Polish born artist Barbara Licha’s recent sculptures explore the physical and emotional space of our contemporary urban environment. Here is a world where human emotion meets the exaggeration of our imaginations, the human condition magnified by dreams that linger and our memory of the past.
See much more of her sculptural work here. (via collabcubed)
I’ve been wanting to do a post on “body architect” Lucy McRae for quite a while after discovering her somewhat creepy metallic skin and safety pin clips that explore the body’s relationship with artificial skins made from found objects. McRae makes her directorial debut in this carefully choreographed music video for the Australian band Rat vs Possum. (via your music today)
Sydney-based artist Tim Silver creates these striking figures that appear to gradually disintegrate over time. I’m not sure if the process takes minutes or days and I wonder if it requires external intervention like the application of heat or water, but regardless the photos are amazing if not a bit haunting. He’s also applied the same technique to objects like bottles and cassette tapes, and in a piece entitled Untitled (Killing me Softly) a human figure’s sandy skin is gradually stripped by ocean waves. (images via breenspace)
A great capture from Moscow-based photographer Vika Palatova.