sculpture

Posts tagged
with sculpture



Art

Infinity: A Mind-Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara

July 18, 2013

Christopher Jobson

jara-1

Cleveland-based sand sculptor and woodworker Carl Jara (previously) just won fist-place at the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition with this fun sculpture titled Infinity. The piece, which also won the People’s Choice award, depicts a series of five consecutive human figures in the palm of another, each one smaller than the last. As an added bonus, he shot a time-lapse video of the entire piece coming together over a period of three days (warning: dubstep). In the various sand sculpture competitions around the U.S. Jara frequently comes in near or at first place with a imaginative range of figurative works.

You can check out more photos from the Hampton Beach event on Jara’s Flickr page. All photos courtesy Carl Jara.

jara-2

jara-3

jara-4

jara-5

 

 



Art

Urban Species: Kinetic Lifeforms Created by U-Ram Choe

July 15, 2013

Christopher Jobson

choe-1

choe-2

choe-3

choe-4

choe-5

choe-6

Korean artist U-Ram Choe lives and works in Seoul where he creates highly ornate kinetic sculptures that mimic forms and motions found in nature. Choe uses various metals, motors, gears, and custom CPU boards to control the precise motions of each sculpture that are at times perfectly synchronized and other times completely random. With names like “Unicus – cavum ad initium” and “Arbor Deus Pennatus” it’s clear the artist treats each new work like a brand new species.

The artworks are so complex each “organism” is shipped with a manual to show collectors and galleries how to maintain and fix various components. Choe tells the Creator’s Project in one of the videos above how some of the works in his studio live a complete lifecycle where they are at first born and put on display, but after time begin to degrade as certain parts stop working. Eventually he raids old artworks for parts and uses them to build new ones.

Watch the videos above to see a good sampling of his work both old and new, and he has a huge archive of videos for nearly 50 artworks over on Vimeo.

 

 



Art

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans

July 11, 2013

Christopher Jobson

timmermans-1

timmermans-2

timmermans-3

timmermans-4

timmermans-5

timmermans-6

Using thousands of air rifle BBS artist Courtney Timmermans creates impressive taxidermy heads of wild animals. The body of work titled Urban Herd will be on view here in Chicago starting tomorrow at Jean Albano Gallery and will run through August 24th.

 

 



Art

Xu Bing Arrives at Mass MoCA With His 12-Ton Birds Made of Construction Equipment

July 10, 2013

Christopher Jobson

bing-6

bing-10

bing-1

bing-2

bing-4

bing-5

bing-7

bing-8

bing-1-

bing-9

bing-11

Chinese artist Xu Bing has several works currently on view as part of an exhibition at Mass MoCA in Massachusetts. Among the works are two 12-ton birds titled Phoenix that fill the museum’s football field-sized Building 5. Two years in the making, the birds were constructed from materials collected at various Chinese construction sites including demolition debris, steel beams, tools, and assorted remnants of migrant laborers. The male Phoenix titled Feng measures 90 feet long, and the female, Huang, is nearly 100 feet in length from beak to its steel tail feathers. Both birds are illuminated from within through a network of lights.

Somewhat similar to artists Yao Lu and Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing seems to be commenting on China’s rapid commercial development that is drastically altering the physical and cultural landscape within the country. Phoenix will be on view October 27th. (via junk culture, hyperallergic, my modern met)

 

 



Art Food Photography

Jay-Z, Andy Warhol, and Stonehenge Sculpted from Wonder Bread by Milena Korolczuk

July 9, 2013

Christopher Jobson

bread-5

Jay-Z

bread-1

Plato

bread-detail-1

Plato, detail

bread-2

Abramović

bread-detail-2

Abramović, detail

bread-3

Warhol

bread-4

Disney

bread-6

C.L. Strauss

bread-7

Stonehenge

Oakland-based artist Milena Korolczuk is generally known for her work in film and photography but she recently set her sights on a more maleable medium: Wonder Bread. Using blobs of compressed bread the artist created surprisingly faithful interpretations of historical figures, artists, and pop culture icons which she then carefully photographed. According to Raster gallery the series was born from Korolczuk’s hands needing something to do while eating breakfast in the morning. Apparently eating wasn’t enough. See more from the series over at Raster. (via artsy)

 

 



Art

Giant Chrome T-Rex Installed on the Seine River in Paris by Philippe Pasqua

July 8, 2013

Christopher Jobson

trex-1

Photo by Anthony Gelot

trex-2

Photo by Anthony Gelot

trex-3

Photo by Anthony Gelot

Artist Philippe Pasqua recently completed installation of an impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that now stands watch over the Seine river in Paris. The structure is made from 350 chrome molded bones and measures a full 21′ x 12′ (3m by 6m). Photographs above courtesy Anthony Gelot. If you liked this, also check out Huang Yong Ping’s stainless steel snake skeleton, Ressort.