This post is somewhat off the beat and path for Plastolux but I was quite taken by the work of sculptor Wang Ruilin. These amazing painted copper sculptures take the form of animals but slightly skewed or exaggerated. The animals feel so life like but not alive in our world with some of their almost fantasy like attributes. Make sure to take a look at his other works, some of them are pretty large in scale and you can get a sense of the time and effort that goes into one of these amusing pieces.
Cement polymer, wood, chocolate, paper, salt, nylon and acrylic are just a few materials that Emerging Objects are 3D printing. A group focused on innovations in 3D printing architecture and building components, some of these shapes and patterns are quite nice. I see some of these as art or sculpture. They would make fantastic dividing walls in modern homes. Maybe even exteriors walls using the correct materials. Take a few minuets and visit their site, pretty cool things happening.
Artist Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson, of Soforbis’ Studio has a original style in both flat and diminutional art. The sculptures have and organic natural movement that get captured and sealed in time. The drawings have a moment all their own, broad rough shapes creating images through movement. The two concept reception areas or desks are amazing. Make sure to check out the rest of her work.
I am completely loving these expressionist paintings by Nick Lepard. The brush strokes are so blatant but work harmoniously together to create a work of art. As I worked through his portfolio the close ups of the painting or “details” were so nice to see, they give you a closeup perspective of color and texture. nick’s work comes in many forms. I enjoyed the portraits but I also like when the subjects are deconstructed giving the viewer an eyeful of thought.
Matthias Kaiser is a Master at his own craft. His simplistic view in shape and design result in some incredible sculptured vases, tea pots and other shapes. It looks and feels as though texture and patina play a important role in the finished work. This step is what adds depth and detail. Lately I have been getting into pottery and have started to collect certain shapes. Matthias has an incredible eduction both in school and from masters of this art.
I don’t know how I missed the work of Martin Szekely. His designs are so minimal and elegant. The choice of materials are classic and unconventional. I could see any of these pieces fitting into a well thought out,best of quality and artistic interior. I see these pieces as art first then only to examine their functionality in an afterthought. You have to take the time to look through his work, outstanding.