Clay, Chaos and Urban Detritus Merge in Daniil Antropov’s Ceramic Sculptures

Created from a heady swirl of colours and textures, each of Daniil Antropov’s sculptures is its own distinct ecosystem: the surface of a distant planet, or a visceral memory hardened in ceramics.

Antropov seems to have an infinite interest in playing with the medium’s variables: harnessing chaos and experimenting with shapes, whether abstract or more figurative. “Sculpture is a shape, and you can play around with a shape infinitely,” he says. “But in ceramic sculpture, material is also a factor, and a single lifetime would not be enough to learn everything about its nature. It will never be boring. There is always a challenge.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/clay-chaos-and-urban-detritus-merge-in-daniil-antropovs-ceramic-sculptures/

“Between Heaven and Hell”: The Dark Digital Artworks of James Suret

James Suret is a UK based artist who specializes in creating dark and emotive artwork. Using 3D and 2D techniques to create digital sculptures and illustrations, James’ work has been included in several books and magazines worldwide in print and online. Follow him on Instagram for regular updates.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/between-heaven-and-hell-the-dark-digital-artworks-of-james-suret/

Adorable Sand Cats Become Japanese Beach’s Landmark After Taking Over

When Japanese artist Shigeto Hashimoto was invited to the beach by his wife, he likely wasn’t expecting to be greeted by an army of felines that would become a favorite of beachgoers, but that appears to be just what happened. Just a few days ago, Hashimoto shared photos from Kamakura’s Yuigahama beach that have become the talk of the town.

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“At 5:30 this morning, my wife suddenly woke me up and said “we’re going to the beach”, so we headed to Yuigahama. For the time being I thought I’d sit and read, so I pulled out a beach chair and SHONAN TIME magazine to read. Then she shouted “look at this!”, and when I turned around a ton of cats had been born. It seems like she’s making them into Yuigahama’s new landmark!”

While Hashimoto was getting ready to lounge at the beach, his wife had transformed the surrounding beach area into a cat lover’s heaven. To do this she used the “infinite cat making machine” Neko Cup, a popular cat-shaped mold that can instantly turn dirt, sand, and even food into a feline work of art.






SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/adorable-sand-cats-become-japanese-beachs-landmark-after-taking-over/

Absolutely Superb Ground Meat Sculptures by Kieran Gormley

Food artist and grocery store meat manager Kieran Gormley uses ground beef and pork to create fantastic sculptures based on characters from video games and pop culture. When it comes to sculpting meat, the man is a total genius!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/absolutely-superb-ground-meat-sculptures-by-kieran-gormley/

Sergei Pakhomov Creates Incredible Artworks Made out Of Pasta

Perm based Russian designer Sergei Pakhomov creates very original sculptures of macaroni – mill cars, helicopters, motorbikes, and other means of transport. Made from pasta, spaghetti, lasagna, and rigatoni, his sculptures attract attention of internet users.

Moreover, he has patented his idea. Meanwhile, it all started six years ago. By profession Sergey is a creative designer, developing various promotional products. To promote the macaroni factory “Krasnokamsk” he was invited to film the commercial about production of the factory. According to him, once, in the evening, an inspiration came to him. And, as they say, it all started. Although the advertising campaign did not take place, but the idea remained.

I regret to inform you that Sergei passed away at the age of 52 from the complications of a coronavirus infection on July 13, 2021.
































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/sergei-pakhomov-creates-incredible-artworks-made-out-of-pasta/

Sculpture Artist Makes Incredible Realistic Busts of Movie Villains

Joop Bongaerts has created a host of amazing lifelike figures from Blockbuster hits including Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. The artist has been working on re-creating characters and creatures into life like statues for the past two years and has set up his own business, Joop Bongaerts Creations.

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The self taught artist describes the five step process it takes to bring these figures to life, with some pieces taking more than a month of full time work to complete.

Joop, from the Netherlands, said: “Some characters take a lot of time to get right due to the complexity of the design or because you have to make a likeness, that alone can sometimes take up to about 120 hours. It is a five step process to create these busts, which starts with sculpting the basic shapes of the character or design.”

Joop said: “I try my best to create the character or design in front of me as realistic as possible. Starting with the basic shapes, then refining the anatomy and skinfolds to finally detailing the skin with textures, then I move on to moulding.”

After sculpting and moulding, Joop then moves on to casting.

He explains: “Casting is the more technical side of the process. With the casting I decide what the material and look of the final bust will be, I for example use silicone for creating a realistic looking material for the skin. I will pour and slush through the mould for several layers to get the right thickness. After this I pour resin and rigid foam behind the flexible skin to make sure the bust is strong and will keep the shape of the original sculpture.”

Next, Joop is ready to paint his creation.

He said: “Once the cast is removed from the mould I can start painting the skin. With different washes and tones I try to achieve the complex pigment of real skin and if the character has hair I need to punch all of these hair into the skin individually.”

After a long and detailed process, the final steps include inserting the resin eyes and denture, making the clothing, styling the hair and overall final detailing. Joop is private about the cost of his creations, as they differ in price due to size and artistic complexity, but he did say that the bare materials cost hundreds of pounds per piece.

He said: “The costs of these busts are dependent on the character.

“Mostly it depends on size, the bigger the character the more material is needed, but also complexity is important. If I have to add all kinds of armour for example that means making lots of individual moulds for these parts, again creating more material costs. So it is hard to say exactly but it goes into the hundreds at the bare least.”

Joop has an exciting future ahead of him and hopes to try and work on more realistic art.

He said: “I am very interested in the larger than life realistic art. Nothing is more difficult than recreating the human face, so seems like the logical and most exciting next step for me.”










































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/sculpture-artist-makes-incredible-realistic-busts-of-movie-villains/

Artist Studies Psychoanalysis And Visualize The States Of The Subconscious In Her Bizarre Sculptures

According to Polina Verbytska: “I have always been interested in how the human psyche is arranged. I was especially interested in psychoanalysis because I believe that the most important thing in our lives is not outside, but inside. Also, I feel that there are many things inside us that are difficult to describe in words. so I began to visualize my feelings in sculpture.

I use silicone because it looks like real flesh as well as hair. Eyes and teeth I make myself from plastic and try to give them the most realistic look.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/artist-studies-psychoanalysis-and-visualize-the-states-of-the-subconscious-in-her-bizarre-sculptures/

Evocative Sculptures And Wearable Pieces Were Created With Ordinary Fabric

According to Mariko Kusumoto: “I am fascinated by the potential of common materials like polyester, nylon, and cotton, and my goal is to bring out each fabric’s inherent characteristics and beauty.

Using a proprietary heat-setting technique, I give the fabric a new identity through reshaping it into three-dimensional forms. In addition to finding inspiration in the material itself, I am motivated by the process of experimentation, during which accidental discoveries lead to new ideas.

My designs have been incorporated into jewelry and sculptural pieces and in collaborations with fashion designers Lela Rose and Jean Paul Gaultier; in January 2019, my work appeared on the Jean Paul Gaultier catwalk at Paris Haute Couture. My work has also been included in museum collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert (London), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), MFA Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Swiss National Museum (Zurich), and Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris).”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/evocative-sculptures-and-wearable-pieces-were-created-with-ordinary-fabric/

These Superb Metal Sculptures Are Made of Old Cutlery

The South Carolina artist Matt Wilson (previously here) has an old hobby of collecting old cutlery and silverware.

You may think that it’s an odd thing to collect, but everything will suddenly make perfect sense when you see how he utilizes all this cutlery. The thing is, Wilson breathes new life into these old forks and spoons, reimagining them as live beings. He carefully polishes each fork, each spoon, and each butter knife he can find, and then he bends and combines them into lifelike sculptures of birds and other animals.

Finally, the artist mounts each metallic animal on a piece of found wood, which makes his artwork completely recycled.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/these-superb-metal-sculptures-are-made-of-old-cutlery/

“Kiss Me Quick. We’re All Dying”: The Evoking Digital Sculptures by Sasha Katz

Sasha Katz is an artist born and raised in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the British Higher School of Art & Design in Major –Illustration. Today Sasha Katz is formerly employed as editorial designer by Afisha Mir magazine and works as a freelance illustrator and GIF artist.

Her creations have been presented worldwide in the occasion of numerous group exhibitions such as “ArtGIF” for Young Art (2015), “The Super Narrativ” in Ghent, Belgium (2016), “Stimulation Overload” at the Superchief Gallery (2016), “Digital_Love Exhibition” Curated by GIRLS (2016), “Digital Decade 5”, (2017), “Virtual Firecracker”, at the Bogart House (2017) and “TNX PIZZA”, at Rooooom (2017).

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/kiss-me-quick-were-all-dying-the-evoking-digital-sculptures-by-sasha-katz/