Max Boufathal

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French artist Max Boufathal joined the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes in 2002, where he devised a unique sculptural style. Since graduating in 2007 he’s taken part in exhibits across Europe and has continued to evolve as an artist to watch.

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Yong Ho Ji

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Yong Ho Ji produces his unique sculptures using metal, styrofoam and recycled rubber tires. I encountered one of the sculptures in person at a graduate show at CU a few weeks ago and was really impressed. The sculptures themselves are either life-sized or larger and the detail is really amazing.

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Mauro Perucchetti

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Sculptor Mauro Perucchetti blends pop and minimalism with a touch of sarcastic wit to help generate some truly exquisite sculptures. I would imagine a personal viewing of his exhibitions would be a memorable experience.

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Scott Hove

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Artist Scott Hove is a man of many talents. The one of which probably will immediately stand out the most is his sculptural work resembling cakes. Yes you read that correctly, I said ‘cakes’. So just how freaky can a cake get, well…click here.

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The Paper Fox

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Wow, the paper sculptures created by Jeremy Kool are exactly as his name says, cool. They are all unique little bits of art that would look amazing on the properly considered bookshelf. Unfortunately, my 11 month old son would destroy them in seconds.

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Scott Weaver Has Lots of Toothpicks

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“Scott Weaver’s amazing piece, made with over 100,000 toothpicks over the course of 35 years, is a depiction of San Francisco, with multiple ball runs that allow you to go on “tours” of different parts of the city.”

Wow, imagine the patience if you dare. Definitely, def-def-definitely looks like 994,000 toothpicks. Definitely 994,000.

Just joking, couldn’t resist.

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Bonsoir Paris: Duramen

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DURAMEN is a series of handmade wooden sculptures. Born of a simple impulse, the one to break with conventional ways of exhibiting, Bonsoir Paris and its team have imagined a series of frames so strongly mistreated that they have become unrecognizable. Their wish is to break the properties of the compound, a form of compromise as minimal and it is efficient. They found a subtle twist while remaining faithful to a primitive form of revolt, without getting lost in vain styles effects. The choice of noble materials (Oak, Fir, Wenge, Pear, Linden) and the quest for finesse, enables them – with the DURAMEN series – to position themselves on the razor’s edge between two opposites, that of the deformed and that of the elegant, instinctive and thoughtful.”

SCULPTURE Adrien Corroler
POST-PRODUCTION Cédric Hugonnet @ Studio Collet

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Pixel Pancho

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There is some downright radical ‘robot-inspired’ artwork, sculpture and illustration in the portfolio of Italian artist Pixel Pancho.

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NFN Kalyan

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Miami-based artist NFN Kalyan created several sculptural portraits for an ongoing series he entitled ‘Nature of the Beast’. The  portrait boxes are comprised of 20+ laser etched glass panes and are backlit with LED lighting contained within in a walnut base. The frames for each portrait was hand drawn by Kalyan. Way way cool.

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Linda Besemer

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The ‘paintings’ or rather sculptural paintings of Linda Besemer mind bend your mind a little in the way that they merge dimensionality, form and color all seamlessly into one piece that when viewed from multiple angles has an even more psychedelic effect on the viewer. Her work is currently on display at Galerie Richard in Paris.

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Takashi Murakami: Gagosian Preview

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Artist and provocateur Takashi Murakami is at it again this time at the Gagosian Gallery in London where you can see a preview of some of his latest and once again hyper-sexually charged and flamboyantly colorful sculpture work. Wouldn’t it be something to have one of those in your home?

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Avatar Sculpture Works

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Avatar Sculpture Works represents the works of Hyper-Realist sculptors Jamie Salmon and Jackie K. Seo.”  You might be familiar with ex-movie FX artist Jamie Salmon’s work but he has since taken on a studio partner with another hyper-realist Korean born sculptor Jackie K. Seo. Brace yourself for amazing works of art that are spectacularly realistic.

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Tony Cragg

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British sculptor Tony Cragg has been a working artist for several decades. His early work was comprised mostly of found materials although he now uses more traditional materials like wood, bronze and marble. You can often see strange almost spiritual faces weaving in and out of his sculptures creating a dynamic etherial almost musical movement that seems to reverberate through the sculpture.

“There is this idea that sculpture is static, or maybe even dead, but I feel absolutely contrary to that. I’m not a religious person—I’m an absolute materialist—and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime. When I’m involved in making sculpture, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material. I want that material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.”

You can also read more about Cragg’s life and career here.

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Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa bring waste materials and found objects alive to create some truly strange but memorable pieces of pop art under the name l017.

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Anna-Wili Highfield

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Sydney based Artist Anna-Wili Highfield uses paper and copper piping to create exquisite bird and animal sculptures.

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Emil Alzamora

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Sculptor Emil Alzamora was originally born in Peru but was raised in Florida where he attended Florida State University. His writhing, elongated, fattened and distorted human forms are disturbingly beautiful in their smooth vivid detail. There are a few images of his work at his website but more more can be seen through a simple Google image search.

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Yosman Botero

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Yosman Botero is based in Medellin, Colombia where his is experimenting with photography, sculpture, painting and drawing to create some truly beautiful works of art including the series ‘Condensation’ of which you can view one example above.

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Paolo Fumagalli

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Swiss-born artist Paolo Fumagalli is not afraid to get your mental gears spinning and even tweak your inner fears. His art mixes natural forms in collision with modern day pop culture values of violence and consumption. It makes for a disturbing cocktail that leaves a lasting and sometimes disturbing impression on the psyche. It’s even more ironic when you consider he resides in the gorgeous city of Florence, Italy. What a nice place to dwell on the ills and decay of modern society.

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