Sculptures

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A sculpture is a form of visual art or plastic art presented in three dimensions (3D). Three-dimensional artworks can be created through modeling, carving, molding, or constructing. Sculptors often use clay, wood, ceramics, metal, stone, clay, or an array of other materials to create sculptures.

Sculptures have played a significant role in religious survival and devotion in various cultures and societies. There are many surviving sculptures from ancient civilizations of Africa, South America, China, India, and the Mediterranean. Contemporary sculptures have also had a major mark in the art world and inspired genres like surrealist sculpture.

Damián Ortega’s Cosmic Thing – Entire Volkswagen Beetle dissected

Damián Ortega was born in Mexico City in 1967. He now divides his time between Mexico City and Berlin. He has gained a world-renowned reputation as his works have been exhibited internationally. His art career began as a political cartoonist, which has influenced his more recent work, as is evident in the playful energy often […]

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He Xiangyu’s life-sized tank – Entirely made of Italian leather

He Xiangyu’s Tank project commenced in late 2011 and was completed in early 2013. The sculpture is a prototype of the tank, specifically a T34, based on one that was found near a regimen positioned between North Korea and China. The T34 model was used as China’s armed forces principal tank, and furthermore was the

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Artist Xu Zhen’s stunning installation at the Long Museum

Xu Zhen is a leader within the domain of contemporary Chinese art and is said to be one of the most sought-after international contemporary artists. Xu Zhen uses inspiration from both Chinese and Western cultures while combining the embodiment of both. He uses sociocultural frameworks as an inspiration for his pieces to target and, what

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Takahiro Iwasaki’s intricate miniatures of ancient Japanese temples

Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki’s sculpture the Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) is a sophisticated miniature recreation of Phoenix Hall, which is part of Japan’s Byodo-in Temple complex. Embodying many elements of tradition and modernity, the piece imitates the reflection of the traditional mirror pond as a physical object, suspended from the ceiling, performing to the audience

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Jeff Koons controversial sculpture of Michael Jackson & bubbles

Michael Jackson and Bubbles is a larger-than-life-sized gilded porcelain rendering of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, and his chimpanzee pet, Bubbles. It’s based on a press photo of the two, and it is nearly indistinguishable from that image. Just like in the vacuum cleaner series, Jeff Koons reimagines the pop star as a

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Richard Jackson’s Bad Dog pees on prestigious Californian art collection

Richard Jackson’s Bad Dog was installed as part of the artist’s Orange County Museum of Art retrospective. The installation, titled simply as Bad Dog, was a giant 28-foot temporary sculpture of a black Labrador urinating yellow paint on the museum walls for his exhibition titled Ain’t Painting a Pain. It was an immediate hit. Crowds

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Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege – Stonehenge has never been this much fun

Sacrilege is a life-sized, inflatable replica of Stonehenge, the British heritage and pagan site and popular tourist attraction. It is a bouncy castle, an interactive inflatable pillow that viewers may walk and jump on. It is an energetic, humorous work that Jeremy Deller describes as a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your

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Yoshitomo Nara’s shining dog sculptures – What you should know

Yoshitomo Nara is a well-known and influential Japanese contemporary artist who lives and works in Nasushiobara. He grew up in post-Pacific War Japan. For some reason, throughout his work, he usually channels memory of his lonely childhood into his sculptures and paintings, evoking the viewers to revisit their own childhood memories. His projects and artwork

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Cai Guo Qiang’s stunning Watering Hole in Brisbane

What was it? Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Australia was staged at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from November 2013 to April 2014. Spanning the ground floor galleries of GOMA, this exhibition presented a large-scale installation by the Chinese artist. A centerpiece of the exhibition was a dramatic new commission, Heritage (2013), which

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Luciano Calderon & Public Delivery – El Choco exhibition

El Choco was a solo exhibition by the Swiss-Bolivian artist Luciano Calderon. He showed completely new works ranging from videos to sculptures and paintings. The exhibition took place in one of Bolivia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, Centro Cultural de España en La Paz (CCELP) located in La Paz. Video trailer 4 min 3 sec

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Giant balloons occupy Hong Kong’s West Kowloon – Massive inflatable sculptures

Inflation! is the name of a project that shows six large-scale inflatable sculptures in the Park at West Kowloon Cultural District. The large-scale inflatable sculptures by Cao Fei (China), Choi Jeong Hwa (South Korea), Jeremy Deller (UK), Jiakun Architects (China), Paul McCarthy (USA), Tam Wai Ping (Hong Kong), and Tomás Saraceno (Argentina) pose questions about

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Why did Josephine Meckseper install oil pumps in Midtown Manhattan?

In March 2012, two monumental kinetic sculptures, each about 7.5m tall, transformed a disused public space in Midtown Manhattan into an art piece by Josephine Meckseper. Though mirroring the forms and materials of the mid-century oil industry, the artist locates her work firmly inside the contemporary debate about American business, wealth and consumerism. What inspired

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Artist David Brooks & These massive rooftops on Manhattan’s last undeveloped lot

Imagine viewing rooftops at eye level with pedestrians in Manhattan, New York? That seems nearly impossible when you consider New York has more than 300 high-rise buildings taller than 150 meters. This means that to really appreciate the city’s landscape of rooftops, one has to climb to the rooftop of another landmark building or take

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Christo’s Mastaba – From Abu Dhabi to London

Christo’s first permanent large-scale work, The Mastaba, would have been the world’s largest sculpture and installed 160km south of the city of Abu Dhabi. The planning of this enormous installation begins in 1977. It was originally conceived as a sculpture for the desert in Abu Dhabi. Christo and his wife and long-term partner Jeanne-Claude drew

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Tom Fruin’s Watertower – Made of 1000 scrap plexiglass pieces

Not many artists enjoy the privilege of having their pieces displayed in New York City’s prime locations, but artist Tom Fruin does enjoy this. His creation of the Water Tower is a sight to behold and can be easily viewed from FDR Drive, parks and streets of Dumbo, Manhattan Bridge, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park

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