By using origami technique Kiev based artist Jaroslav Mishchenko can create almost any object from a car and up to animals figurines. These paper 3D sculptures he paints in the proper color palette to make them look more natural.
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These stunning sculptures by Johannesburg-based artist Regardt van der Meulen. The following sculptures made from steel are called “Drip”, “Deconstructed”. And the newest one is “Ballerina”. Sculptor says: “The human body with its strength and fragility lie at the core of this series of works, while exposing the illusion of safety in modern society.”
These typographical sculptures may look like they are carved from some precious, multi-colored stone, but in fact they are molded layer by layer out of something far more available: wax. Artist Keetra Dean Dixon in collaboration with JK Keller, have been creating these massive pieces for a number of years now. The deeply embossed typography in their work is surrounded by layer after layer of color, as if the letters are being hugged by the wax. In the a issue of 8 Faces magazine (number 5), Keetra Dean Dixon explains a bit of the process behind each piece:
We cut positive type forms and position them on the top of the grid, and we take hot wax and manually start coating all of those letterforms and catching the drips underneath in the basins. And as the layers cool, we shift the colour of the wax that we’re applying to them and we manually layer again and again until it builds up a mass of wax. […] Then we have to take the positive letterforms out of the interior of the wax piece.
The word which first comes to mind when observing these new works by Daniel Agdag: meticulous. Already known for an award-winning stop motion film, he has now set his talented hands to the task of creating a series of sculptures: “Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make”. Each astoundingly detailed model is constructed using sliced cardboard and PVA glue – mediums you would hardly associate with such precise work.
What makes these art deco styled pieces even more impressive is the fact that Agdag creates them as what he calls “paper sketches.” Working without a plan he creates each work from spontaneous inspiration, developing them as he goes. When you look at the masses of thin paper wire, switchboards, pulleys and cogs in many of his works – or the fact that when photographed the scenes look as realistic as if they’ve sprung from the screen of a vintage film-noir – this feat is really fantastic.
Artist Robert Mickelson is an expert sculptor who had created the following stunning sculptures. Robert thinks that every sculpture is a reflection of person’s own feelings and ideas. The objects he created are narratives… personal vignettes that reveal the secrets of his innermost thoughts. These are often mysteries even to him until the creative process reveals them and so the work becomes a form of self-discovery.
While most designers are busying adding more and more elements into their artworks, Japan-based Yuki Matsueda has, however, managed to let some elements escape from his art pieces. The result seems quite amazing… A vivid 3D image is successfully created and all the elements are believed to be more shocking than those stay still on paper.
Rain and ice are typically things that people associate with bad traffic, an unpleasant day, or just not wanting to go out. But in South China around the time of the last Olympics, this amazing collection of photos was taken of what happens when ice forms from rain in the night onto the foliage. I don’t normally use the word “pretty”, but there aren’t too many other things that come to mind.
Will Kurtz‘s paper sculptures bring ordinary New Yorkers to life. Extra Fucking Ordinary is Will Kurtz’s debut exhibition at the Mike Weiss Gallery.’The show consists of life size figural sculptures constructed of collaged torn sheets of newspaper, wood, wire, screws, tape and everyday objects which depict the characters captured by Kurtz’s iPhone camera lens. Utilizing the observing eye of a curious urban voyeur, Kurtz spends large portions of his days combing the streets of New York for his subjects, which are later transformed into sincere and amusing life-size sculptures. It is not the subjects’ aesthetic appeal that draws Kurtz as much as their essence and strong representation of the multitude of prototypes that typify New York City: from an old married couple and endearingly eccentric dog owners to curmudgeonly middle-aged smokers.
Kurtz’s sculptures openly reference real people engaged in real scenarios, be it posing for group shots at a tourist attraction, walking their dog, awkwardly changing their clothes or reluctantly sweeping the floors. Kurtz holds an admiringly holds a magnifying glass to the genre of subjects and scenes that are commonly overlooked. The subjects collectively present a candid and unapologetic mosaic of New Yorkers in their blunt, colorful, borderline-manic ways made of the same papers they read in coffee shops and subways during their morning commute.’
Peter Callesen thrives on creating art from paper, rather on it. Using paper only as a source, he creates beautiful sculptural works. Each work is made by cutting out one sheet of paper, and using the removed scraps to create figures, buildings, and other objects. His work ranges from 2D to 3D. These sheets range from small a4 size or as big as 7m by 5m. The materialization of a flat piece of paper becomes a magical process for him. Callesen’s interest grows while the possibilities as practically endless.
Peter Callesen was born in Denmark, 1967. He attended Goldsmiths College in London, as well as other Art & Architecture schools. Currently Peter hosts many exhibitions showcasing his incredible work. While judging his crafts, you start to see all of the challenges he faced midway through. Think about how he planned things out, and how easy it is to mess up the whole piece if you miss-judge the cutting process. Peter explains that he themes his works based on classical fairy tales, personal interests, and past memories. This shows a great dedication he caters to each and everyone of his works.
Celebrity and historical figures find a second life in these paper miniatures by ‘People Too’, the collaborative efforts of Russian designers Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich. Using a range of knives, scissors, tweezers, and other tools on wire and a combination of construction and specialty papers, the team creates not only miniature furniture and figures but also entire sets for the pieces. Their ‘star’ series represents famous musicians, from Michael Jackson to Queen to Elton John. Check it out.
Of course, I’m not talk about the british physicist when I say the name Mark Newman. This Newman is a sculptor artist born in the U.S. in 1962, and has been sculpting for the last 19 years. There’s no telling what his first statues looked like, but now a days he produced super-realisitic, almost pictures perfect work that can catch anyones eye. Check the method below.
I’m a big fan of anything that has to do with skateboarding, especially since so many of my boys take it very seriously. Haroshi is a Japanese artist who takes old, thrashed and broken skateboards and turns them into beautiful wooden sculptures. Some of these sculptures look so life-like that if they weren’t multicolored, you might mistake them for being real. Haroshi goes through thousands of old skateboard decks and handpicks each piece that he wants to use. Once he picks the material he stacks them on top of each other, cuts them down to size, shaves off the excess debris and paints them. The final product is then coated with a glossy finish. The coolest aspect of each recycled skateboard sculpture isn’t what it looks like on the outside. Haroshi likes to give each piece “a soul,” so as he’s constructing it he puts a broken metal skateboard piece in the center. It’s kind of like the “heart” of his work. Check the method.