Italian Artist Proves Tattoos Look Good On More Than People’s Skin By Putting Them On His Sculptures

Time and time again, people have proven that putting two seemingly unlikely things together can result in something even cooler than the original elements. Why do you think Reese’s is so darn good!?

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Meet Fabio Viale, artist and sculptor, who took a bit of an unorthodox step in merging two unlikely forms of art together—sculpting and tattoos. OK, you may argue that these do belong together because tattoos go on bodies. Sure. But on a body made from a stone slab? Yeah, you better believe that it’s possible, and Viale pulls it off perfectly.

Fabio Viale is a sculptor, and by default a tattooist, from Turin, Italy. Besides the many unique things he has done thus far, Viale is also the man behind a very intriguing mix of marble, classicism, and tattoos.

In other words, he creates classical statues—like ones from ancient Greece and Rome—except he also applies tattoos to them, surprisingly in a very similar fashion as one would tattoo a human.

The reason why the tattoos look so realistic on what is essentially a rock is because very similar techniques are used here as well. You see, it’s not painted over, but rather color injected into the porosity of the material.

“I have used several techniques in collaboration with well-known restorers and chemical centers, but the process I use is simply based on the penetration of the pigment into the first millimeter of the surface,” explained Viale.

Some years ago, Viale met a Russian tattooist who had a bunch of odd symbols on his hands. Being curious, he asked him about it, which inevitably led him to the light bulb moment you see materialize in his art.

“Like all art, creativity is a mystery. I start from an image that I try to make clear in my mind,” elaborates Viale on the whole process. “Then I face it from a technical point of view, I try to understand all the problems, times, costs, etc. Then I drive 300 kilometers to choose the marble.”

Viale continued: “In terms of tattooing marble, my goal is to create a double identity sculpture: tattooing old masterpieces means donating a second life and, in a contemporary way, a new collective image. Today, tattoos could be considered a suit that everybody may wear, old statues too! Changing an ancient statue’s life builds a temporal bridge towards universal beauty.“

“I am interested in symbolic tattoos, I am not attracted to decorative forms. I see in the criminal tattoos a sort of aesthetic ignorance that draws all the viewer’s attention to its contents.”

Viale explained that images that come to us from the past do not belong to simple sculptures—rather they are icons, symbols that managed to resist the flow of time. It’s not aesthetics or content, but rather its survival throughout history.

“I’ve always been attracted to mysteries, such as the Mona Lisa (Leonardo) or the Pietà (Michelangelo), and their study has led me, during their reproduction, to understand the artist’s personality more analytically which these works generated,” said Viale.

If you’re thinking that sculpting ain’t easy, well, you’re right, as it requires quite a lot of precision, patience, and dedication to make even the simplest of statues. And tattoos don’t make it any easier as Viale pointed out just that—the most challenging part of creating a statue like he does is to recreate the image on the statue as if it was on real human skin.

Viale is currently hard at work on some fist and torso designs and is also collaborating with adult film actor Rocco Siffredi, of whom he created a marble sculpture under the guise of a faun.












































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/italian-artist-proves-tattoos-look-good-on-more-than-peoples-skin-by-putting-them-on-his-sculptures/

The Cyberflora Kinetic Art of Julia Nizamutdinova

Julia Nizamutdinova (Julia Cyberflora) — multidisciplinary artist, designer, inventor.
Her work is a continuous experiment with materials, technologies, and form. The study of the boundaries of art and design, real and virtual, living and nonliving, the structure of organisms and futuristic architectural objects. This process is like evolution. creatures and structures resulting from this evolution are called Cyberflora.

Synthesized using the latest technologies and capabilities available to the contemporary artist, meditative abstract art objects are both the final object and the process in which the Contemplator is involved. Cyber ​​flora is a mechanical organism that is an ideal futuristic inhabitant of modern space.

More: Julia Nizamutdinova, Instagram, Foundation

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/the-cyberflora-kinetic-art-of-julia-nizamutdinova/

“Overclocking Transhumanism”: The Fantastic 3D Sculptures of Francesco Mai

Francesco Mai is a 3D digital artist and academy professor in 3d modeling and rendering. He has been involved in the world of 3d digital art since 2005 having had numerous international exhibitions from the USA to Germany, from Australia to Poland, passing through Colombia, Canada and Italy.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/overclocking-transhumanism-the-fantastic-3d-sculptures-of-francesco-mai/

An Artist Duo Creates Miniature Post-Apopcalyptic Sculptures

According to an artists: “We (Scapa and Joe) teamed up to make pop art of how the future could look due to climate change. We use as many recycled materials as possible, along with 3D designing and printing.”

New York, New York

Sea levels flooded NY. A survivor sails over a NY taxi, while a manta ray flies by a ‘Don’t Walk’ sign which lights up. The survivor has to wear a gas mask because of all the pollution we humans made.

More: Scapa and Joe, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

Big Ben Freeze

Shrinking ice caps led a small iceberg to float down to London, along with some polar bears. A beluga whale swims past a submerged London bus. The sea is cast resin, and the sculpture sits in a glass dome.

Blackpool’s Donkeys

The beach donkeys live on the roof of Blackpool tower. Happily, they survived the flood. We try to increase environmental awareness and make sure the animals are all safe and well.

Angel of the North

The sheep are all munching grass, and a whale pops its head up to have a nosey. We 3D printed the angel, painted her, and she stands on a rock we found on a beach. Then we cast it in resin, along with a whale from a charity shop.

Viva Las Vegas

This survivor rescued a tiger from a zoo.

Paris Monkeys

The monkeys escaped a laboratory and now have their own ecosystem living on the Eiffel tower.

Farewell Lady liberty

The Statue of liberty has to take a swim as a wave is about to wash over her.

Darth goes snorkeling

We like to add a bit of humor, so we decided that Darth could take a day off and thought he’d enjoy a bit of snorkeling. Scapa has been scuba diving for 20 years, so that’s why we include lots of sea.





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/an-artist-duo-creates-miniature-post-apopcalyptic-sculptures/

Sculptor Ken Kelleher Digitally Reimagines Public Spaces with Abstract Art

Ken Kelleher is an American sculptor, studied art at Alfred University under sculptors Glenn Zweygardt and William Parry. During his career he has worked at Hudson Studio, Art Foundry in New York where he worked with cast bronze pieces by William Tucker and Anthony Caro, amongst other artists.

Following twenty years as a Creative Director, Ken returned to his passion, sculpture, full time producing several unique monumental abstract sculptures for private collectors. He currently works from his New Hampshire studio and exhibits with galleries in the US and internationally.

Ken Kelleher is one of the most misunderstood artists of our time. Most people who claim to be fans of his work do not even seem to know exactly what it is that he does.

More: Ken Kelleher, Instagram, Foundation

“My work is about placemaking, creating work that responds to the space around it and creating delight, informing imaginations, and engaging consciousness.”

































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/sculptor-ken-kelleher-digitally-reimagines-public-spaces-with-abstract-art/

“Tubeland”: Artist Yi Chul Hee Ceates Amazing and Innovative Pipe Sculptures

Korean artist Yi Chul Hee makes astounding, imaginative sculptures out out of stacked layers of pipes. Carefully shaped hollow tubes are the foundation of surprising shapes and structures.

Each of his art pieces plays with light and shadow, enabling light to get inside and change its perspective. Intricately composed out to give illusion of solidity and depth, Hee’s art builds three-dimensional sculptures that seek the counterbalance between negative and positive space.

Despite of the fact that his art process is not cheap and requires lot of manual labor, Hee says he has found his calling in this specific art form and achieves great satisfaction of his sculptures due to them being both rhythmic and scientific.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/tubeland-artist-yi-chul-hee-ceates-amazing-and-innovative-pipe-sculptures/

Amazing Deadpool Metal Sculpture Is a True Work of Art

Etsy seller MetalArtProductions created a life-size metal sculpture of Wade Wilson, perfect to display in your home. Maybe place it in your backyard, and scare all those pesky raccoons away. (Just not Rocket Raccoon.) And it will only set you back a mere $10,145.03. You can check out images of this red-and-black beauty right here.

More: Etsy h/t: nerdist

MetalArtProductions artists hand craft each unique piece they create, as is the case with this Deadpool piece. Only parts that are recycled are used. Each piece undergoes hours of designing and meticulous planning. Once a design is ready, the welding process starts. This can take anywhere from hours, up to months. All depending on the size, scale and detail of a particular piece.




Aside from Deadpool, MetalArtProductions also has some other Marvel-ous life size sculptures, including Iron Man:


















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/amazing-deadpool-metal-sculpture-is-a-true-work-of-art/

Snow Cuteness or Unusual Winter Hobby: Artist Creates Tiny Snow Sculptures in Dreary Russian Neighborhoods

Zubaidat Omarova, native to Dagestan who lives in Moscow now, has an unsual and cute hobby – she makes popular cartoon and movie characters from snow.

It takes the author 1,5-2 hours to make one sculpture. Unfortunately, these creations do not live long. Children are those very little vandals. They find it rather entertaining to break them.

“Before, the work stood for half an hour, an hour. Now it’s standing longer – about a week. Probably because I started sculpting almost under the windows. Of course, people come up and touch it, and then the figures are missing something. I go out and model the missing elements. Now I make a fence around the snowmen – 8-10 centimeters, and many stop this small obstacle,” she says.

More: Instagram, TikTok

“I do it for comfort and for the soul. I want to take a little break from my home routine, from my maternity leave. So one hour a day I allow myself to go out and relax.”

“To create these snowmen you must have some experience with this kind of figures. I suggest just getting started – it’s addictive. How you can make a snowman like this, I show in my TikTok:”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/snow-cuteness-or-unusual-winter-hobby-artist-creates-tiny-snow-sculptures-in-dreary-russian-neighborhoods/

Buffalo Fan Honors Bills With Spectacular Snow Sculpture Tribute

A long time fan created a spectacular snow sculpture to honor the Bills and the tribute is just as amazing as Buffalo’s season.

Eric Jones, is a professional pumpkin carver and caricature artist. He uses his unique talent to create stunning snow carvings in West Clarksville, New York. But his latest creation made be the best yet.

More: Eric Jones, Facebook h/t: bigfrog104

It started with some help from a few friends and two giant wooden boxes for the base.




Jones also encouraged fans to “consider donating to Josh Allen’s charity, the Patricia Allen Fund at Oishei Childrens Hospital, through the Cuba Chamber of Commerce.”

This isn’t the first snow sculpture honoring the Bills and their fantastic season. Before the AFC Championship game, Jones built an 8 foot Josh Allen in his yard, from only snow and spray paint.


After the Bills made the playoffs for the first time in decades, Jones built a Bills helmet.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/buffalo-fan-honors-bills-with-spectacular-snow-sculpture-tribute/

After A Huge Snowfall, Lithuanians Went Out And Made Snow Sculptures

A recent heavy snowstorm in Lithuania inspired dozens of residents to build unexpected snow sculptures. Lithuanians don’t get heavy snowfall every winter, but when they do—they get really creative. After the country was hit by a snowstorm, causing traffic disruptions, sunken roofs, and a snow cover of 30 cm, people quickly started sculpting.

More: Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

Giant octopuses, sharks, penguins, owls, and big-toothed seals emerged in the most unusual places, including the fairy-tale-like Vilnius Old Town. A cute Minion holding a bouquet, a human-size teddy-bear sitting comfortably with a barrel of honey, a Pikachu with a Pokémon ball, and other fantasy characters made it to the snowy collection as well. Some people even started building big coronaviruses out of snow, hoping they vanish from the Earth once the sun melts them down.

The return of true snowy Lithuanian winter inspired the citizens so much that their attention to detail makes it hard to believe that some of these creations were not built by professional ice sculptors. With the thermometer marking a mild sub-zero temperature, the snow’s texture stays perfect for such exciting projects.



































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/after-a-huge-snowfall-lithuanians-went-out-and-made-snow-sculptures/