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These sculptures are made of over 50,000 matches by artist David Mach. Pretty amazing stuff…
A collection of artist Kris Kuksi’s latest work at Joshua Liner gallery. Read our Warholian interview with Kris on our site here: http://warholian.com/2012/04/11/kris-kuksi-interview/
Isaac Cordal …is a sculpture artist from Galicia. His sculptures take
the form of little people sculpted from concrete in ‘real’ situations.
Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotion in his vignettes, in spite of
their lack of detail or colour. He is sympathetic toward his little
people and we empathise with their situations, their leisure time, their
waiting for buses and their more tragic moments such as accidental
death, suicide or family funerals. His sculptures can be found in
gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters - in many unusual
and unlikely places in the capital. This book is the first time his
images have been shown in together in one book dedicated to his work.
Many images never seen before Cordal’s concrete sculptures are like
little magical gifts to the public that only a few lucky people will see
and love but so many more will have missed. Left to their own devices
throughout London Cordal what really makes these pieces magical is their
placement. They bring new meaning to little corners of the urban
environment. They express something vulnerable but deeply engaging.
Left to fend for themselves, you almost want to protect them in some
way, or perhaps communicate with them. Of course the 25cm high
sculptures of people in everyday poses the artist creates in are not
real, are they? Well you’ve opened a whole can of worms with that
question. Yes, the little scenes in Concrete Eclipse are somewhat
poignant but they do not invite you to weep passively for lost worlds
you never knew. They are there to provide a one handed clap to shake you
from your reveries and plug you back in to the world. So Cordall’s men
in grey are a little message of hope in spite of their forlorn
appearance and they are there to remind you that pessimism is not common
sense, it’s just pessimism. So make sure you do something inessential
today. Go on, the grey men don’t want you to.
Artist John Chamberlain was known for turning automotive scrap metal into sculpture has died in New York City. John Chamberlain was 84.
The Gagosian Gallery represented Chamberlain and says he died Wednesday in Manhattan.
Chamberlain’s career spanned decades. He started working with junked car metal in the late 1950s, gaining admirers and critics. He also worked with materials as wide-ranging as paper bags, aluminum foil and foam rubber. Chamberlain’s work has been exhibited all over the world.
His first retrospective was at the city’s Guggenheim Museum in 1971.The Guggenheim announced earlier this month another retrospective of his work will be on exhibit from February to May of next year. The exhibit will include 95 of Chamberlain’s works from throughout his career. (via AP)
“Expansion” by artist and sculptor Paige Bradley.
Loving these sweet new works from artist and sculptor Scott Hove’s “Your Deadly Desserts” & “Bite-Sized Monsters” Group Exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery! For more on the show, check it out here: http://www.moderneden.com/
Check out this great show at Kunsthalle Fridericianum gallery! By Danh Vo, “We the People” 2011. With JULY, IV, MDCCLXXVI, Danh Vo shifts the focus of his artistic investigations to the concept of freedom. The title designates 4 July 1776, the date of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.
Huge painterly wood installations by Henrique Oliveira. All the wood is salvaged off the streets of São paulo.