Artist Uses Mechanical And Electronic Parts To Create Amazing Works Of Art

Lex Talkington’s creations are something straight out of sci-fi movies. Made from mechanical and electronic waste, his mechanical robot-like sculptures inculcate modern technology. He’s one artist who has combined his training as a graphic designer and software engineer to create sculptures that are most awe-inspiring.

It comes as no surprise that Lex chose to pursue mechanical sculpting. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, he spent years as a software engineer. On his website, he states, “I’ve always been fascinated by the construction of machines and electronics, both how they’re made and how different parts can work together as a single system, similar to living organisms. My work grows from that innate curiosity to deconstruct the constructed and re-purpose the parts into completely new experiences.”

What’s most surprising is Lex doesn’t really need any specialized materials for his creations, he uses found objects. Only he combines these with modern technology to create sculptures that he classifies as kinetic, static, functional and interactive. The end products are always most astonishing and sometimes surreal.

One look at his creations and one is dumbfounded to see all kinds of mechanical and electronic parts in use, which include wires, springs, keyboards, vintage cameras and the like. He also uses resin, acrylic, walnut, brass, plywood, and other such materials in his artwork.

According to Lex, his art is influenced by cubism, constructivism, science, technology, early 20th Century designs, and nature. He expresses it most elaborately by his detailed and meticulous arrangements and appealing aesthetics. The crowning glory of his collection is his Mechanical-Fossil series made from vintage electronics and vintage camera parts, cast in polyester resin.

Lex has participated in many exhibitions. His creations have garnered much interest on the internet and his fans await his new creations in excited anticipation.



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Tomorrow morning, Aug 2, 8:00am PST I will have the preview web page posted with images and prices for this upcoming release. You can find all the details, links, and signup information up here: : http://www.lextalkingtonart.com/aug19/ : – link is also in my bio – : This is the finished barn swallow I tackled some time ago. The video and photos don't quite capture the depth of this piece — there is a full, small, rib cage in all that metal goodness. A big thank you to @articulated_imagination for sharing bird skeleton images to help my mental model of this piece. : #barnswallow #birdsculpture #sculpture #birdart #biomech #surreal #assemblage #assemblageart #flyingbird #metalbird #smallparts #knolling #castart #resin #resinart #sandiegoartist #sandiegoart #composition #lasercut #lextalkington #mechfossil #metalparts #framedsculpture #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryart #cameraparts #addingmachine #gears #linkages #resistors

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This wasp is going to be hanging out at the @goodfridaysd gallery on Feb 22nd. Details below! . . @goodfridaysd excited to partner with @littledameshop this month to bring you The Insect Show! 🦋Featuring insect pinning classes with @preyandprofit 🐜 Taxidermy demo with @pixleys.carousel of @littledameshop 🐛 Specimen displays from @sierra.nt 🐝 Art from @vincentschafer , @lextalkington, @preyandprofit 🐞 Live music with @gloomsdaysdoompop Hosted at Good Friday 566 19th street 🦂 for tickets to insect pinning classes please purchase through @preyandprofit Space is limited. . #wasp #waspsculpture #insectsculpture #hemiptera #entomology #lextalkington #mechfossil #upcycled #assemblage #assemblageart #contemporarysculpture #insectartwork #insectart #fossilinsect #fossilart #contemporaryart #foundobjectsculpture #foundobjectart #biomechanical #biomechanicalart #surreal

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Another piece of this series I’m working on 🦑. I’ll be framing all 7 pieces this week and hope to have photos of all pieces in this series next weekend. These are not yet for sale. I apologize for not getting back to many questions about when new work will be available, I will respond in the coming days; I’ve been head-down cranking away on this series and a number insects for an upcoming exhibit. 🛠 . . #squid #squidart #cephalopod sculpture #assemblage #creativeprocess #artistictprocess #surrealart #surrealcreature #biomech #biomechanical #seahorsefossil #techfossil #mechfossil #lextalkington #polyesterresin #resin #assemblageart #contemporarysculpture #oceanartwork #oceanart #marineart #fossilfish #fossilart #contemporaryart #foundobjectsculpture #deepbluesea #foundobjectart

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