Sam Jinks: Precious and Powerful - Australian Art Collector. I like the idea that you can make something precious and powerful,” says Sam Jinks, “a work that actually means something – not in the context of a moment, but in a bigger sense.”
If this sounds like a deeply spiritual quest, Jinks swears he is not religious. He is more concerned that a viewer should be moved or touched by his disconcertingly realistic sculptures, rather than be wowed by their technical expertise. He would enjoy seeing his works displayed in a church, or some other building with a powerful symbolic purpose. To see these sculptures in a sacred space would provide a much better index of Jinks’s artistic ambitions. “I would love it if someone purchased one of my works because they connected with it in some way, or felt moved by it,” he says. Jinks is, by his own admission, new to the art world, and still trying to adjust. Nowadays, that seems like awas spent inserting long time ago. By his early thirties, Jinks had reached the point where he had to go his own way. Cookies must be enabled. Sam Jinks– Second Human Sculpture.
Sam Jinks– Second Human Sculpture This sculpture by Sam Jinks I was even more impacted than the last piece of Jinks’s that I posted.
The reason I was more impacted by this piece is because of the artist’s way of forming the face. At first view, the sculpture looks like an actually human head. But then you look at the mouth, and realize something is seriously wrong with this “person”. The mouth looks as if the skin has covered that area, leaving no mouth. The other aspect of the piece that impacts me are the eyes of the human figure. I cannot help but become uncomfortable, yet entranced, when viewing these sculptures. Like this: Like Loading... About lkedstrom I am a Cardinal Stritch University senior graduating with a Photography major, Communication minor, in Milwaukee, WI. Interview with Sam Jinks (NSFW) Sam Jinks currently lives and works in Melbourne where he spends his time creating hyper-realistic Sculptures out of Silicon.
With a background in Film and Television effects, he has been a commercial sculptor for 11 years, the last 5 working on his own art full time. Hi Sam, could you tell us a little about your background? How did you get started? I’ve always loved sculptural realism in art. Its evolved over the years but a beautifully sculpted figure always inspires me. What are you currently working on? Could you talk through the creative process for one of your recently completed projects?
What do you hope the viewer will take away from your sculptures? Which of your projects has been the most rewarding? Your techniques seem similar to movie prop making? Which artists have influenced you, what has been an inspiration? Do you have any advice for people looking to get into sculpting and the creative industry?
Where can people see your work? Hyper-Realistic Silicone Sculptures by Sam Jinks. Article by Hyathiz I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera.
Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself. Sam Jinks is a Melbourne-based sculptor who specializes in hyper-realistic art. Most, if not all, of his work are so life-like they will make anyone look twice. While most sculptures are smaller, or bigger than life, Sam’s work are perfectly proportioned with great attention paid to the smallest detail. Check out Sam’s website. Do you want more visual fun? You might also like.