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Meticulously Wrapped Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

November 4, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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SON MYUNG HEE, detail / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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SON MYUNG HEE / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Wedding / 2009 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Han Hye yeon / 2011 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Han Hye yeon, detail / 2011 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Kim Seong Su / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass, lifecasting.

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Kim Seong Su, detail / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Lie Sand Bong’s Dress / 2008 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting

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Lie Sand Bong’s Dress, detail / 2008 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting

Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously) continues to amaze with his astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of aluminum wire based on fiberglass forms. The works shown here are part of the Brooklyn-based artist’s Human series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body in metallic layers reminiscent of tree rings. He’s also sculpted bicycles, musical instruments and other forms as part of his Object series. (via My Modern Met)

 

 



Art Illustration

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes

November 4, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Austria-based artist Stefan Zsaitsits creates large-scale graphite portraits of truly strange and wonderful characters whose bloated faces often transform into unexpected landscapes. Some of the artists earlier portraits from 2010-11 (not shown here) were collected into a book called Headsongs. See much more in his drawing and painting portfolios. If you liked this, also check out the work of Pat Perry.

 

 



Art Photography

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

November 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. These are some of my favorites but you can see much more over on 500px. Ionut also offers all kinds of tutorials and workshops available through his website. (via So Super Awesome)

 

 



Art

An Aerial Kinetic Sculpture with 256 Helium Balloons Embedded with LEDs

November 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Cyclique was an aerial light and sound installation created by audiovisual artist Nohista and Collectif Coin for Nuit Blanche 2013 (previously). The array of 256 large white balloons was embedded with LEDs that blinked in sequence with various audio tracks and was further enhanced by the impact of wind which altered the layout and motion of the piece.

 

 



Photography

Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts in their Homes by Klaus Pichler

November 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

We’re less than a day past October 31st and it would be reasonable to assume the people depicted in these portraits are wearing Halloween costumes, but they’re not. In his ongoing series of portraits titled Just the Two of Us, photographer Klaus Pitchler gained access to the homes of Austrian costume play (cosplay) enthusiasts where he photographed the elaborately costumed individuals against the backdrops of their everyday life. Via his artist statement:

Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. ’Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.

While the costumes are incredible, terrifying, and laughable, it’s the strange juxtaposition of ordinary home life and the unknown identities of each individual that create such great images. See much more here. All images courtesy Klaus Pichler. (via Beautiful/Decay)