The Bronze Sculptures Of Bruno Catalano

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Bronze original – Tirage Limité à 12 exemplaires
(1/8 et épreuve d’artiste 1/4) 54 x 28 x18 cm

French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing.

 

I think that the missing parts of the sculptures (their imperfections) make them truly extraordinary and unique.

 


 

From boredpanda
Bruno Catalano site

Giada Semeraro

About plastic surgery

Marie-Lou Desmeules is an artist who uses pure pigment to transform living models into bizarre sculptures of surreal celebrity lookalikes. Her work refers in particular to plastic surgery which often for some reason or another, didn’t exactly go as anticipated. We can read in her work a veiled complaint to reality television, which imposed this kind of beauty.

Nancy Davidson’s sculptures challenge absurd body ideals

Nancy Davidson creates massive inflatable sculptures that resemble an unbridled body, ballooned and bulging. Combining pop culture kitsch with a feminist spirit and carnivalesque sense of humor, the artist specializes in a visceral language of bellies, bumps and lovely lady lumps, harnessing the bodily force of the human form in a minimalist range of colors and shapes.

Many of the sculptures begin with a weather balloon that the artist blows up with a nozzle. Then she goes to work, squeezing and binding and smushing the round orbs into various bodacious configurations.

For example, “Blue Moon” (below) resembles a belly and butt bursting from a corset trying desperately to restrain them, while another recalls fishnet stockings winding their way up impossibly long legs. Through abstraction, Davidson creates images so physical you may find yourself needing to swallow, as sometimes perusing erotic materials makes one forget to breathe.

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Wood Horses

Heather Jansch realized some sculptures with pieces of wood taken from the sea or during her walk trough the nature.
She loves drawing and she loves horses. In 2000 she bought a house in a valley, in which she created a sculptures’ garden.
Twice a years she opens her house to people.

Chiara Barbera

Dispatchwork

Jan Vormann is a German artist became famous thanks to a truly original idea: to fill the cracks of old walls, buildings and dilapidated structures with Lego bricks. The experiment, despite his art studies in Berlin, began during a visit to Rome by that time, thanks to his travels that have taken him around the world, has managed to put his signature everywhere. the aim is, through a satirical criticism, counter excessive seriousness of the citizens groups and to make them more cheerful and livable spaces.

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Eleonora Formiconi

Revolutional Art

Arte Povera is a modern art movement. The term was coined by Italian art critic Germano Celant and introduced in Italy during the period of upheaval at the end of the 1960s, when artists were taking a radical stance. Artists began attacking the values of established institutions of government, industry, and culture.

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Michelangelo Pistoletto, Venere degli stracci, 1967

Eleonora Formiconi

NATHAN SAWAYA

nullOde to Andy . Plastic Bricks. 30 x 22 inches


Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His global touring exhibitions, THE ART OF THE BRICK, feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO® bricks to be exact. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.

Previously a NYC corporate lawyer, Sawaya is the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and is the author of two best selling books. His unique exhibition is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on LEGO as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.

Sawaya is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements.  In 2014, with the belief that “art is not optional,” Sawaya founded The Art Revolution Foundation for the purpose of making art a priority in our schools and our homes. He has been a speaker at Google Zeitgeist, TEDx, Yahoo! and at the Clinton Library.

Nathan Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe inspiring and ground breaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, color, movement, light and perspective.

For more information about Nathan Sawaya,

nathansawaya.com

www.brickartist.com


Human expression and Human condition show a collection of sculptures made with a brilliant technical quality, in which all the bricks used by Nathan, blend together pop art and surrealism. Human figures ascend to heaven, rip open walls, or despair : He built the emotions, brick by brick;  the creations, constructed from individual LEGO pieces has led to something incredible.


Everlasting. Plastic Bricks. 42 x 34 x 12 inches

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Kiss. Plastic Bricks. 27 x 21 x 20 inches

nullYellow. Plastic Bricks. 28 x 35 x 19 inches. Plastic Bricks. 45 x 15 x 11 inches

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nullHugman, Street Art Installation – New York City | Image Courtesy of Nathan Sawaya

null Faberge,The Big Egg Hunt – New York City, 2014 | Image Courtesy of Nathan Sawaya

Jason Taylor: Underwater Sculptures

The traditional attitude, common to all the experts in restoring works of art, is to search for and retrieve archaeological remains from the place where they are located, to bring them back to their former glory. The examples are many and all about works “saved” from the imperfections they have due to the effects of time and erosion on them. But there is someone who bases his art right on the degradation of these works in contact with nature. It is the case of Jason Taylor and his underwater sculptures.
“[…] These ambitious, permanent public works have a practical, functional aspect, facilitating positive interactions between people and fragile underwater habitats while at the same relieving pressure on natural resources. Taylor’s art is like no other, a paradox of creation, constructed to be assimilated by the ocean and transformed from inert objects into living breathing coral reefs, portraying human intervention as both positive and life-encouraging.”

Source: http://www.underwatersculpture.com/

Michelangelo’s Art: the “Unfinished”

Michelengelo’s art: the “unfinished”
Michelangelo Buonarroti is mainly known for sculptures like “Pietà” and “David” or for frescos like “Il Giudizio Universale”, perfect works, you might say. Anyway an other technic used by Michelangelo is the so called “unfinished”. He employed this technic to express the opposition between the spirit and the matter, the order and shapeless. He created “imperfect” works to express perfectly a message and a philosophy. The most relevant work is the “Prigioni”.

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Source ( in Italian): http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo,_schiavo_che_si_ridesta.jpg

Hong Sungchul

In a series of work entitled String Mirrors, South Korean artist Hong Sungchul creates three-dimensional sculptures/photographs made of string. The pieces consist of hundreds of printed on elastic strings that when lined up together, display an image. The strings are strung on several rows giving the pieces varied depth that is both delicate and beautifully presented.

Source: http://design-milk.com/

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