Posts tagged 'Sculpture'

The sculpture of AJ Fosik

'The Shepherd Inevitably Consumes the Flock' by AJ Fosik (
'The Shepherd Inevitably Consumes the Flock' by AJ Fosik ('Transpanthanation' by AJ Fosik
('In the Teeth of Stupefying Odds' by AJ Fosik
('The Time & The Way' by AJ Fosik
('Hammer I miss U' by AJ Fosik'The Third Way Out' by AJ Fosik

“Working three-dimensionally has just always been more satisfying; I’ve always had the urge to build…I find, for me, it’s easier to express my ideas building things; actually making something.”

AJ Fosik creates fantastic, intricately detailed sculptures from wood, paint and nails. There’s not much more to say beyond that; his work speaks for itself. There’s two fantastic videos on the ‘tubes about AJ you should check out:
The first shows him at work – from the initial sketches to the final coat of paint – on the bust that adorns the cover of Mastodon‘s The Hunter. The second, an interview done by kwalitymedia, has AJ describing his motivations, inspirations and overall creative process.

A big thanks to lolo for writing in and introducing us to Mr. Fosik…cheers!

[ AJ Fosik ]

Haroshi on Deck

“Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece.” - from Haroshi’s official site. His stuff is unique, colorful, and of course, trippy. Enjoy!

[ Haroshi: Artworks ]

The Art of Kris Kuksi

'Psychotropic Comparative Anatomy' by Kris Kuksi
'Psychotropic Comparative Anatomy' by Kris Kuksi'Auto Cephalic Supplicating Vehicle' by Kris Kuksi'Pronation of Christ' by Kris Kuksi'A Tribute to the Madness of Beethoven' by Kris Kuksi'The Throne of Lucifer' by Kris Kuksi'Caravan Assault Apparatus' by Kris Kuksi

“Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, all paving the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His propensity for the unusual has been a constant since childhood, a lifelong fascination that lent itself to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful…more

Kris Kuksi is a super-talented painter/sculptor whose work is exhibited in galleries all over the world and collected by folks like Robin Williams and Guillermo del Toro. The six images I have collected here are but a small sampling so, if you dig what you see, be sure head over to Kris’ site to see loads more.

In honor of today, the twentieth of April, we’ll be posting some ‘best of The Tripatorium™’ over on our Facebook page. Your presence is officially requested.

[ Kris Kuksi ]

What You See Might Not Be Real

'What You See Might Not Be Real' by Chen Wenling
'What You See Might Not Be Real' by Chen Wenling'God of Materialism' by Chen Wenling'The Suspense' by Chen Wenling'Valiant Struggle' by Chen WenlingUnknown Sculpture in Vienna by Chen Wenling'The Suspense II' by Chen Wenling

Chen Wenling is a contemporary Chinese sculptor currently based in Beijing.  The sculpture above – entitled ‘What You See Might Not Be Real’ – was created in response to the global financial crisis. The bull represents Wall Street, while the devil pinned to the wall portrays Bernard Madoff, operator of the largest ponzi scheme in history.

I love not only the imagery and subject matter Chen tackles but also the scale on which he creates it. In this case, bigger is definitely better.

[ Chen Wenling ]

Non-Sign 2

'Non-Sign II' by Lead Pencil Studio
'Non-Sign II' by Lead Pencil Studio'Non-Sign II' by Lead Pencil Studio'Non-Sign II' by Lead Pencil Studio'Non-Sign II' by Lead Pencil Studio

”‘Non-sign II’ is an installation by Seattle based art collective lead pencil studio located at the Canada-US border near Vancouver. The sculpture is made from small stainless steel rods that are assembled together to create the negative space of a billboard. Read more at designboom.

[ Lead Pencil Studio via designboom ]

One Hundred and Eight

“One Hundred and Eight is an interactive wall-mounted Installation mainly made out of ordinary garbage bags. Controlled by a microcontroller each of them is selectively inflated and deflated in turn by two cooling fans.”

I’d love to see this installation – created by German artist/designer Nils Völker – scaled up so it covered the entire side of a building.

Read more about One Hundred and Eight on Nils’ website.

[ One Hundred and Eight – Interactive Installation ]

Start from the Beginning

Berlin-based sculptor/animator A.N. Fischer created this video to examine ‘the relationship between [a] simulated image and its physical manifestation’.  The result is lots of geometric, trippy, techy, haunting visuals that are constantly evolving.  Good stuff.

Here’s some images of the sculpture in question.  Music by Egyptrixx.

[ Egyptrixx - Start from the Beginning ]

Underwater Art

Step one: Create life-like sculptures of human beings. Step two: submerge those sculptures in ocean water. Step three: watch nature do it’s work.

All in a day’s work for Jason de Caires Taylor

[ Drowning Beautiful ]