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.
Category Archive: Sculpture
Chinese straw art
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paper art by Juliana Bollini
Princesses, magicians and musicians – all this beauty Brazilian artist Juliana Bolliniy creates with dedication and patience.
Born and studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Juliana Bollini later moved to Sao Paulo. Fascinated by paper and scraps, she began working with modeling and clippings on paper in the 1990s, finding her own style in the use of mixed techniques. In 2012, she participated in the International art show Internazionale dell’Illustrazione per l’Infanzia of Sarmede, Italy. Noteworthy, her illustrated book was among the 30 best children’s books of Grow magazine.
Multimedia artist Federico Uribe
Born in Bogota, Colombia, Federico Uribe has not created any traditional painting or sculpture. For his entire artistic career this author all the time is inclining to non-standard materials for creativity. He observes them with care, collects them, sets them side by side and combines them. Meanwhile, the everyday objects turn into real piece of art. And we can only admire such a flight of thought and imagination by Federico Uribe. Indeed, not everyone has such ability to go beyond the modest earthly fantasies. However, if you have one and develop it, you can achieve incredible success. According to Colombian artist, this is the purpose of using laces in creative ways, turning them into masterpieces of modern art, not to leave any spectator indifferent.