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.
Since I last posted about the exquisite porcelain works of Zemer Peled (here) she has created the series In Eden, 2018 (above). Her work is formed of thousands of shards of handcrafted porcelain, constructed into sculptures and installations.
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.
New-York-based Olivia Erlanger is the artist and curator behind Ida 2019, an installation first conceived for a Los Angeles laundromat in 2018. Erlanger created the work to “reimagine mermaid fantasies.” The work consists of life-size mermaid tails covered in scales, with bifurcated fins in yellow and pink, hanging […]
Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV pushes the boundaries of bamboo art. He creates soaring, twisting forms that stretch from floor to ceiling. These dramatic, immersive environments are meant to make us think of the bamboo forests where these works began their lives (below).