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Cut Paper Illustrations from Zim & Zou

March 17, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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It’s been over two years since we last featured the work of French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim&Zou (previously here and here). The pair of graphic designers create paper sculpture, installations, and illustrations for leading luxury brands, books, magazines as well as their own edification. Collected here are a number of works from the last few years and you can explore much more over on their website and on Behance.

 

 



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Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

March 13, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives. You can see much more over on Fuma Contemporary and Elsa Art Gallery.

 

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Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life-sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper

March 11, 2014

Christopher Jobson

All photos by Philipp Schmidli

Following a successful campaign on Indiegogo which raised nearly $26,000, artist Sipho Mabona followed through on his promise to fold a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper. The piece stands over 10 feet tall (3 meters) and took a team of nearly a dozen people over four weeks to fold. The final sculpture is on view at KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland. Photos by Philipp Schmidli. (via My Modern Met)

 

 



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Línea de Horizonte: An Installation of 60 Morphing Heads by Javier Perez

March 4, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Línea de horizonte is a 2006 sculpture by artist Javier Perez depicting a sequence of 60 heads as they gradually morph into (and out of) detail. The multidisciplinary artist frequently explores aspects of mortality through anatomical forms in sculpture, painting and other mediums. Perez has upcoming solo shows at both the Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art in Austria and the Centre d’Arts des Pénitents Noirs in France later this year. You can follow his work on Tumblr and over on Facebook. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

 

 



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Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion

February 25, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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There’s been a tremendous amount of coverage online and off about artist Li Hongbo’s astounding paper sculptures constructed from stacks of layered paper that can flex and contort into eye-popping shapes. You can read previous posts here on Colossal for more detail about his work, but if you just can’t get enough, you’re in luck. Kid Guy Collective in collaboration with Eli Klein from Klein Sun Gallery, have finally documented the artist’s sculptures in a truly artful way. Shot at 240 frames per second, the video finally captures the fine details of Hongbo’s work for those of us unable to see them up close.

 

 



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Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

February 24, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Instagram.

 

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