Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck says he “seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.” That would certainly be the result with any of his life-size, surrealistic, monochrome sculptures.
Ceramic artist Jing Huang based her sculptural work on the Buddhist Jataka tale of The Deer of Nine Colours, which were discovered as cave paintings from the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, China.
Karen LaMonte’s sculptures explore how clothing defines cultural identities and acts as our “social skin.” Instead of the traditional portrayal of the nude, LaMonte chooses to reveal the female form through hollow garments created in a variety of materials: bronze, glass, ceramic and rusted iron.
This is one of the hyper-realist sculptures of Carole Feuerman, best known for her life-size and monumental sculptures of swimmers. Quan (a mini version, above) has mink hair eyelashes and simulated drops of water on the skin.
Courtney Mattison is an internationally recognized artist and ocean advocate working to inspire the conservation of our changing seas. She hand sculpts intricately detailed ceramic works inspired by the fragile beauty of ocean ecosystems—primarily coral reefs—and the human-caused threats they face.
Whether friendly or fierce, sublime or surreal, animals have captivated the imagination of artists in every place and time. But the style inaugurated by Manuel Jimenez in Mexico’s Oaxaca region is a particularly compelling combination of wooden carved fantasy creatures and strong, painted designs. Oaxacan folk art is […]