He’s the master of the grotesque and his bizarre creatures are both eerie and fascinating. Meet Dug Stanat, a sculptor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, who loves creatures, characters, monsters, and spirits. For him, each sculpture is a glimpse into an untold story that he leaves for his viewers to complete.
From a distance, his circular wooden creations look like a radiating sun and his inverted compositions seem like stalactites hanging from above. However, on closer inspection, these turn out to be miniature cityscapes, comprising buildings of all sizes, kinds, and designs.
What can you say of an artist, who declares on her website “I use colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied to surfaces?” Certainly, an out-of-the-box thinker. Meet Emmanuella Moureaux, a French architect, who resides in Tokyo, Japan.
As if metal sculpting wasn’t difficult enough, Darius Hulea uses wires to create portraits. And it’s not just any portrait that he sculpts, but those of iconic historical figures.
People build castles in the air in the hope of achieving their dreams. However, Uli Kirchler didn’t need to build castles in the air, for he has already achieved his lifelong passion for building castles on gnarled tree burls that are designed to awe the viewers! Such is his woodworking skill that the appearing and …
This street artist terms his art as vile graffiti, but there’s certainly nothing vile about it at all. In fact, Vile is what Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes is known as in his native country, Portugal. And he celebrates the word ‘VILE’ by making it figure in all his creations and how!
Oleg Shupliak is not your run-of-the-mill artist, who simply paints nice pictures; he’s an optical illusionist. He cleverly conceals hidden faces within the beautiful surroundings he creates on his canvas. The sheer brilliance of his creations compels one to unravel the secrets hidden therein.
How do you immortalize your trips and travels? Take lots of photographs of places you visit and preserve them in an album or on your laptop, that’s how. Well, Ana Stretcu goes one further, she first makes them memorable by superimposing the photo with the cutouts of her and her boyfriend, instead of posing in …
Recall the ancient giant line artworks, called the Nazca Lines, drawn in the Peruvian desert that are so large they can only be fully seen from the sky. One really wonders how the ancient people achieved this feat. Well, Simon Beck, who draws gigantic patterns on the vast expanses of snow, does give us an …
Perhaps Micah Adams, a Canada-based artist, is not aware of the Canadian law that states ‘No person shall, except in accordance with a license granted by the Minister, meltdown, break up or use otherwise than as currency any coin that is current and legal tender in Canada’.
What do you do with scrap wood and leftover construction materials? Throw them in the dump yard? Not Thomas Dambo artist. This sculptor, who was born in Odense, Denmark, and is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has created mammoth sculptures from scrap materials. They appear so intimidating that people are often left awestruck!