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The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz

The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz
You have stolen my silence, 2006, © Gehard Demetz wood, 167,5x55x38 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori Gehard Demetz is a mystery artist, the only thing that we know about him is that he was born in 1972, Italy, and that he currently lives in the mountains of Selva Gardena. Maybe this is the only thing that matters when you set an eye on his absolutely marvelous wooden sculptures, since you forget everything you may have in your mind. Why lie, this is not wood, this is the material of the dreams. (left) Gloomysunday, 2007, © Gehard Demetz wood, 173 X 44 X 40 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori (right) Your sweat is salty, 2005, © Gehard Demetz wood, 172 x 38 x 35 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori Their sad expressions come as a contrast to the almost porcelain aspect of the wood. Gehard Demetz is represented by Galleria Rubin, Milan // Italy discover Demetz's talent through the pictures that follow: image credits // clockwise:

Quantum potentiality of the Manifested Self Quantum potentiality of the Manifested Self External Stimuli : Themes : Art, Consciousness, Humanism Nodes : Antony Gormley, human body, metal, Sculpture Hyperrealistic Sculptures (56 pics) Pics | 24 Nov, 2009 | Views: 59350 | A large collection of mind blowing sculptures. Do you like it? It is just one of the thousands of posts that we have on the Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji A number of new pieces by Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji who creates these elaborately layered and textured sculptures using shreds of recycled automobile tires. (via this isn’t happiness) Traveling this week so posting will be regrettably light. Sheep Sculptures Made Out of Rotary Phones Jean-Luc Cornec’s Sheep Sculptures from the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt. (via ThisBlogRules)

Фото и рисунки, арт и креативная реклама 10 Most Controversial Sculptures Porno Queen This is the "Porno Queen" by Italian artist Paolo Schmidlin, a controversial sculpture of Her Majesty. The sculpture was shown in Madrid, Spain, in 2007, in a show that was (hilariously) opened by their own reining monarch, King Juan Carlos. But The Sun's royal photographer Arthur Edwards said: “This is quite obviously the work of a lunatic. Miss Kitty This sculpture has caused public outcry. The exhibit in Milan, Italy, drew harsh protest from the Catholic Anti-Defamation League and others who found the sculpture of the Pope in drag to be unacceptable. Two Peeing Guys “David Černý is a Czech sculptor whose works can be seen in many locations in Prague. The idea is disarmingly simple. While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. Visitors can interrupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The Long Awaited Patricia Piccinini is one of the most well known Australian contemporary artists. The Young Family

Robot-like sculptures made of old typewriters Are you one of those people who has an old typewriter lying around that you can’t get rid of because you feel sorry for it? Well, maybe you should consider building a sculpture out of it. It seems that people are making anything out of everything these days, and now it’s the typewriter’s turn to be transformed into something it originally was not. As these folks demonstrate, typewriters can be used to make everything from torsos to busts to deers to bugs. Who could have known that an archaic item like a typewriter could be used to create something so creative and interesting. Now you know, so next time you’re throwing out some old objects, think twice. Like this: Like Loading...

Bruno Catalano - In Search of Missing Pieces ‘In Search of Missing Pieces’ is a series of original sculptures by French artist Bruno Catalono. Caught my eye big time! Via My Modern Met Movement and Harmony A selection of sculptures from different collections by Odani Motohiko. Photos © Keizo Kioko and Odani Motohiko Link via Voice Your Temper

The Madness of Messerschmidt Take a look at this startling tin alloy bust. It is called A Hypocrite and a Slanderer. When do you think it was created? Five years ago? It is the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt a German-Austrian sculptor who was born in 1736 and who is most famous for his fixation with and reproduction of heads. Messerschmidt grew up in the household of his Munich based Uncle, Johann Straub, who was also a sculptor and who became the young Messerschmidt’s first master and artistic mentor. By 1769 he had begun to produce the severe heads for which he would be mostly remembered, influenced by Roman republican busts but with an oddity which removed them from the norm. It seems that at the same time Messerschmidt began to suffer both from hallucinations and from paranoid ideas that he was a victim of evil spirits determined to destroy him and his art. Nicolai discovered that Messerschmidt had been suffering for years from a digestive illness that some think may have been Crohn’s disease. Image Credit