New Art Show Features The Striking Sculptures of Artist Kevin Titzer

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Sculptor Kevin Titzer (previously featured here and here) was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, but moved to Quebec, Canada a few years ago. Though his works have been exhibited numerous times in the United States and Canada, ‘Hinterland’ – his ongoing show at the Galerie d’Art la Corniche – is his Quebec debut.

The theme of the show is about his experiences and adjustments moving from one country and it’s culture to another. Titzer says that there is a puppetry aesthetic that runs throughout the exhibit, and visitors were encouraged to play and interact with two functional ventriloquist dummies during the opening. Like most of his other sculptures, Titzer used carved wood, found objects and recycled materials to create them.

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Cute Robot Sculptures Made From Recycled Materials

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French-sculptor Gille Monte Ruici makes his adorably-quaint robot sculptures using only metal parts salvaged from junk. He collects old tin cans, fire extinguishers, mechanical tools, toasters, kitchen utensils and many other objects, and later gives them a new lease of life by using them as body parts for his creations. The artist says that he gives each one of his unique robots a highly improbable backstory, which often happens to be a disreputable one!

The sculptor, on his creative process:

All the assemblies are done by screw or bolts. Metal and the sheet are ideal for this kind of fixings. I like the matter, easy to work, with particular reflections, patinated, and which, pickled well, is harmonized easily. In general, I don’t have any preconceived idea, I work only with “my visual instinct”. The shape of found equipment will be born, a trunk, a wild glance, a pair of arms… either the final vision is immediate, or the idea of the potential must matured and will emerge later on.

Ruici’s robots have been exhibited at the +Brauer Gallery and later at Intel’s “Geek So In #9” event, in Paris last year. You can visit his blog and Flickr galleries to see many more images of his robots (including ones showing them indulging in bad behavior). 

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Hand-Carved Crayon Sculptures of Famous Pop Culture Characters

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Sigils of The Great Houses of Westeros from The Game of Thrones

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Walter White from Breaking Bad

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Groot from Guardians of The Galaxy

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Dalek from Doctor Who

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Over on his blog, Californian artist Hoang Tran regularly posts images of his incredible crayon sculptures of famous figures from pop culture. You can find characters ranging from the classic like Star Wars’ Darth Vader and the Daleks (Doctor Who) to more recent ones like Walter White (Breaking Bad) and Groot (from The Guardians of the the Galaxy). 

In an interview with Lost at E Minor, Tran says that depending on the complexity of the subject, he can spend hours painstakingly carving each piece. He creates the multicolored sculptures by carefully dripping melted wax from a crayon onto another one of a different color.

If you are interested in buying the sculptures or even having a custom one made, you can visit Tran’s Etsy store for more details.

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Wonderful Nature-Inspired Glass Sculptures by Simone Crestani

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Based in Vicenza, Italy, genius glassblower Simone Crestani conjures up his fragile sculptures using organic shapes found in nature as his inspiration. Crestani uses a technique called flameworking to melt and manipulate glass into impossibly-detailed forms of trees, animals and other creatures.

Crestani credits a childhood spent growing up near Venice, “the capital of the glass world” for igniting his love for glassmaking. He was able to turn his passion into his profession after learning and practicing the art for 10 years under master glassblower Massimo Lunardon.

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The artist’s select works have been exhibited at various art shows in Italy and the USA. Besides making decorative and conceptual sculptures, he also makes beautiful light fixtures and other household objects with his favorite medium. You can visit his site to see more of his unique sculptures.

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Amazing Shark Gun Sculptures by Christopher Schulz

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Christopher Schulz, Blue AK, 2013, marine grade stainless steel, 17 x 44 x 18 inches, $28,600

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Christopher Schulz, White Tip Uzi, stainless steel, 24 x 13 x 7 inches, $8,800

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Christopher Schulz, Leopard AR, 2014, marine grade stainless steel, 16 x 36 x 11 inches, $13,600

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Christopher Schulz, Raygun, 2014, edition no: 1/27, marine grade stainless steel, 14 x 8 x 8 inches, $4,250

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Christopher Schulz, Grease Gun, 2014, marine grade stainless steel, 24 x 16 x 8 inches, $8,400

With his surreal ‘Sharkgun’ sculptures, Los Angeles-based sculptor and painter Christopher Schulz draws parallels between the huge backlash against firearms and the irrational dread humans feel about sharks. The sleek sculptures, made using marine grade stainless steel, will be on exhibit at the George Billis Gallery, NYC, until February 21, 2015. (more…)

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Gavin Worth’s Wire Sculpture About Hope

Cairo-based artist and sculptor, Gavin Worth’s (previously) anamorphic wire sculpture is all about hope, or rather, hope in the midst of chaos. Titled “And Light Fell On Her Face Through…

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The Drops Series – Highly Textured Wall Sculptures by David Drumlin

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Canadian artist David Drumlin’s latest series of medium-scale sculptures were recently displayed at a private viewing. Meant as a statement against our absurd glorification of material perfection in contemporary life, the sculptures harness the very tangible and emotive power of texture to great effect. It is the intention of the artist that the confrontation of these forms will make us attach meaning to their presence.

David Drumlin was born in 1977, in Canada,. He is a contemporary visual artist, who works primarily in mixed media.

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