Australian born and Los Angeles based artist Mark Whalen expresses narratives that explore seemingly universal situations. In his series of multi-dimensional work that presents non-traditional totems representing life’s folly. The result is familiar juxtapositions of materials, found objects, and everyday stockpiles. Watch more artworks on his Instagram profile
Born with a rare condition, the artist has chronicled her life in portraits – capturing everything from her tattooed prosthetics to the tentacled creature she stitched together on the shores of Naoshima. Mari Katayama was born with tibial hemimelia, an extremely rare condition that stops bones in the lower legs from fully developing, often leaving them foreshortened. In her case, the condition also caused club feet and a cleft left hand that resembled a crab’s pincers.
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New York-based designer and artist Ben Fearnley from the UK, recently created the concept of Sculptmojis. The principle is a Mix new art forms with traditional sculpture with modern emojis. To do this, using the technology of 3D printing, the artist made small statuette topette emotions well known social networks. To make his creations even more unique, Ben also uses gold or silver paint. A fun concept and rather successful to discover on Behance and Instagram.
The surreal sculptures of Samuel Salcedo add both distortion and vulnerability to the human form. The Spanish artist plays with texture and scale, creating intimacy in both nude figures and massive faces adorning gallery walls. Most of the pieces carry humor: All of them are packed with bare humanity.
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In Carlos Tardez´s sculptures there´s an idea of a game of meanings, just as the child looking for shapes in the clouds, from which good, bad and even worse ideas arise but all of them being valid. Carlos Tardez has a talent for portraiture across two- and three-dimensional forms. Yet, it’s in his sculptures that the surreal nature of his works becomes visceral, whether evoking laughter, intrigue, or both. These small figures are often paired with normal-sized, found objects. These interactions create strange narratives.
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