Category: Sculpture

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Francesca Dalla Benetta

IDENTITY IN TRANSFORMATION Francesca Dalla Benetta: “My work is characterized by mixed anatomies and forms. Human faces and bodies are combined with different textures, skins and elements, giving birth to hybrid beings. Through my characters, I study the issues of transformation, identity, sense of belonging, self perception, dreams, and magic. I move to Rome in […]

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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

DUPLICATE FEATURES Based in Chiba, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki carves small, disturbing forms that allure to the duality he finds. “Looking deep into the world in which we live, we realize that everyone holds hesitations or contradictions that can never be reconciled”, he says. And so he attempts to project those emotions onto his sculptures, which he […]

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Jessica Harrison

TATTOOED OR MACABRE BUT DELICATE As part of a new body of sculptural work, artist Jessica Harrison has created a series of delicate porcelain figurines depicting idealized women in ball gowns, with one glaring difference from the collectibles found in your grandmother’s curio: each sculpture is covered neck to wrist in ornate sailor tattoos. This […]

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Mark James Porter

A MYSTERIOUS, NONSENSICAL, AND HUMOROUS WORLD When he was about five years old Mark wanted to grow up and become a dinosaur, he changed his mind a short while later and decided he wanted to be a fire engine! Upon discovering that he was in fact a human being, and could not change his physical […]

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Juliette Clovis

THE CYCLE OF LIFE Juliette Clovis explores the ambivalence of the human being in his relationship with the nature that surrounds him. The reflection around the presence of human in the world, which results in the progressive destruction of the natural environment, is objectified by the artist in her sculptures where fauna and flora seem […]

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Mari Shimizu

HAUNTING DOLLS Japanese artist Mari Shimizu‘s gorgeous and haunting doll creations are absolutely captivating. Shimizu is entirely self taught and has been building these dolls since about 2000. Each of her dolls feels as if it is part of it’s own story, a shadowy vision we can only guess at. Some emerge from religious reliquaries, […]

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