Peter Kennard

4 03 2014

Kennard’s work is very political. The pieces have an unsettled quick to dry appeal. It is as if one was hastily trying to get the message out into the world before we blew ourselves up. I also find the pieces rather dated. Not just because of their political references but because it reflects the hectic and turbulent 70s and 80s.

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Hyperrealistic Wood Sculptures that are Actually Made of Ceramic

4 03 2014

one of those things that blows you away and then you wonder if it isn’t just tacky

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TwistedSifter

Christopher David White is an American artist that creates hyperrealistic sculptures that explore themes of growth and decay. Many of his sculptures are made from ceramic, further brought to life with acrylic paint. In his artist statement, White explains:

With nature undergoing a perpetual transformation, everything derived from nature is subject to the same repetitive cycle of growth and decay—of life and death. Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion. It is through the creation of hyper-realistic sculpture that I explore the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence. I seek to expose the beauty that often results from decay while, at the same time, making my viewer question their own perception of the world around them.

Below are five standout artworks from Christopher that center around the subjects above. You can find much more of his work on his website and Facebook…

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Don’t be cruel

4 03 2014

Don't be cruelI find the 50s to be the first illusional culture. Meaning it is self-consciously an attempt to create a ‘wish’ reality. ‘things should be this way’. Or ‘teenage world’.

by David Halliday