In today’s Quick Hit, consider American sculptor Tony Matelli, who incorporates fruits, vegetables, cold cuts and other forms in his works, resulting in unorthodox objects that are both unsettling and comical.
Contemporary American sculptor and visual artist Willie Cole created this huge board with black lawn jockeys for chessmen to turn around a negative stereotype.
Roberto Benavidez specializes in whimsical piñata-based sculptures, many of them influenced by the surreal figures in works like Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights.
Ceramic sculptor Gretel Boose remains one of my all-time favourites. She’s been posting process shots on Instagram recently, as she readies for a studio tour in Uxbridge, Ontario. Learn more about her work on a previous Art Junkie post, here. More of the work of Gretel Boose on
Yorkshire Sculpture Park has just installed an extraordinary assembly of 80 sculptures by British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové. Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness. This is a mass of identical two-metre-tall figures, placed in the park’s 18th century landscape.
It’s been five years since I first posted on sculptor Werner Arnold, whose intricately carved wooden works are washed with brilliant colour. This is one of his newest pieces, showing at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, N.B.