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Category Archive: Sculpture

Roman Khalilov Surrealistic ceramic art

Surrealistic ceramic. Art by Roman Khalilov

Blue bird. Roman Khalilov Surrealistic ceramic art

Roman Khalilov Surrealistic ceramic art
Talented artist Roman Khalilov (born 28 October 1980 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine) is the author of fabulous gallery of ceramic sculptures. Created by him animals and people as if filled with mystery of ancient pottery of lost civilizations. Indeed, pottery has been known since ancient times, and is the first man made material. These colorful figurines of animals, fish, folk characters passed through the prism of the author’s imagination. This makes them original and dream provoking. Roman Khalilov’s clay figurines and panels – shaped, decorated with painting, carving, and hardened by fire, have become the real piece of art. Khalilov exhibited his surrealistic clay works in Ukraine and abroad – Germany, Italy, Greeece, and Russia. The artist is currently working in the studio Art pottery KERAMUS in Ukraine.
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Carol Eckert coiling art

Carol Eckert coiling art

Carol Eckert coiling art

Carol Eckert coiling art – fiber sculptures of animals that are mythology symbols: snakes as symbols of evil, storks or cranes as signs of good fortune. Animal symbolism appeals to her, through the coiled fiber process she creates stories, legends of great floods, tales of quests and journeys, parables of good and evil. “Mythology and art have been intertwined for as long as there have been humans on earth, and my work often makes references to art history”, says Carol Eckert.
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Chinese straw art

Chinese straw art. Straw portrait of Colonel Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary and politician

Colonel Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary and politician. Chinese straw art

Chinese straw art
Traditionally, the straw art has been popular in East Asia, where the inhabitants cultivated a variety of cereals. And the attitude to rice grain was similar to European’s to wheat. In fact, the attitude was due to the belief in the divine power of grains and, in particular, straw. According to supported in China, Korea and Japan belief, straw symbolizes purity, glory, the sun’s energy, knowledge, abundance, happiness and fertility. Besides, in the myths rice is a gift of the gods.
Also, in China, the rice grains have been a symbol of protection from evil spirits. Noteworthy, in Bali there is the cult of the Mother of Rice – a figure of which were long (masculine) and short (feminine) sheaves of rice straw. It is an expression of faith of the peoples of Southeast Asia that stalks of rice, like humans, contain vital energy.
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Harmonic chaos – sculpture by Sergei Isupov

Harmonic chaos - sculpture by Sergei Isupov. Loveable

Ceramic sculpture from the series “Loveable”. Harmonic chaos in sculpture by Sergei Isupov

Harmonic chaos – sculpture by Sergei Isupov
Born in the southern city of Stavropol, in 1963, Russian artist Sergei Isupov graduated from the Tallinn Art Institute in 1990 with a BA/MFA in Ceramics. In 1994 Sergei immigrated to the United States. Isupov calls himself a student of the universe. He is a part of the harmonic chaos of contrasts and opposites: dark – light; male – female; good – evil. Harmonic chaos – sculpture by Sergei Isupov, which consists of contradictions. He finds clay to be the most suited to the expression of his ideas. He considers his sculptures to be a canvas for his paintings. The art work by Sergei Isupov can be found in numerous books, catalogs and magazines, collections and exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, Racine Art Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
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Ceramic panels by Viktor Goryaev

Panel in the genre of fantasy. Ceramic panels by Viktor Goryaev

Indian warrior. Ceramic panel in the genre of fantasy. Artist Viktor Goryaev

Ceramic panels by Viktor Goryaev
A unique artist, creating masterpieces at the intersection of painting, sculpture and design, Viktor Goryaev lives in Krivoy Rog. Meanwhile, on his personal website, he is extremely laconic: no descriptions, titles, only works of art. The noble warriors and crafty creations, embodied in a fantastic plot, ready to go off the wall. And each panel – a real miracle of master’s imagination, mixing motifs of the Middle Ages, Gothic, Scandinavian and even oriental. You can literally spend hours watching his art. However, he prefers not to specify works, believing that it only limits the imagination of the audience. Agree, because everyone sees something different in any picture.
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Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture

Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture. Lark. Mosaic Sculpture made of glass, gold mosaic, opalescent glass, silvered glass, murrine, iron, cement, resin

Stunning Lark. Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture made of glass, gold mosaic, opalescent glass, silvered glass, murrine, iron, cement, resin

Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture
Born in Venice in 1969, Italian artist Dusciana Bravura graduated from the Institute of mosaic art in Ravenna. After graduation, she studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. According to family tradition, began working with her father Marco Bravura, participating in the creation of nine important works commissioned by local authorities.
Meanwhile, Dusciana Bravura gained fame for her work on “The Thousand and One Nights”. In this work she combined murrina wedges and other elements in elegant harmony of colors and shapes.
Delicate gradations of light and shadow that looks something geometric and certain, the curvilinear and abstract inevitably attract the eye. However, best of all Dusciana managed to use the ancient mosaic technique in the modern context, giving life to an imaginary universe populated with mirrors and animals.
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Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Metal junk sculpture by Andrey K is only a part of a large art collection created by him. Amazingly talented and creative artist Andrey K (b. 1972) lives in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the far East of Russia. He works as an electrician of communications. However, the soul of an artist finds a way out after work in his spare time. Meanwhile, Andrew K. is talented in everything he does – photography, sculpture, mosaic, and decorative work. Endowed by god artist sees inspiration in everything. And what happiness it is, when a person has a non-standard view of the world. Undoubtedly, the gallery of his work is worthy of an art exhibition of high level, but Andrew does not even have a website to show his work to the world.
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