Fernando Rosas – Sculptures (Argentina)
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Nel-14512 sculptures – (née à Etterbeek en 1986) Depuis 2003 sa vie se déroule dans la cité ardente (Liège).
“Elle cultive un style figuratif, mais est profondément attachée au surréalisme dont elle est la porte parole depuis plusieurs années déjà.
Le choc visuel produit par la juxtaposition d’images ou d’objets incongrus, agencés dans une production signifiante, sont l’un des fondement de la poétique surréaliste et la base de ses recherches.
Elle cherche une expression philosophique qui bouscule les idées figées donnant naissance à une logique engendrée de l’illogique.”
Chris Riccardo Figurative sculpture (USA)
“My sculptures are a direct physical manifestation of my inner thoughts and moral struggles. They are frozen moments in time ripped from the on going struggle that takes place in my mind. The battle between good and evil, right and wrong and quite honestly a multitude of both morally and ethically questionable thoughts.
My head is swimming with insecurities and feelings that sometimes make it an uncomfortable place to be. I want my viewers to share in this discomfort, to really feel what it is like to spend a minute in my mind. If one walks away from my work and feels somewhat violated, excited, intrigued, and maybe even a little happier, than they truly know who I am, and I have succeeded.
My process begins with a thought, a vision, a look, a trigger that draws me to the clay. Gone are the days of exhaustive preliminary sketches and maquettes, I simply visualize how I want the clay to look and begin to throw it into a solid mass. Slowly and painstakingly I begin to build and tear at the surface, gradually making aesthetic changes as I see fit.”
Judy Fox Sculptures – Ceramic sculptor working in New York .
She is represented by PPOW gallery in New York, and at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Europe. A complete catalogue of figurative sculpture from 1990 to 2005 is available, edited by Austrian critic Barbara Wally.
She is best known for her fired clay figures of nude children that are realistically painted with casein paint. Her sculptures of children address child sexuality, and her meticulously detailed adult nudes reflect her interest in feminist issues.
Les magnifiques Papiers-Mâchés de Melanie Bourlon. (Isère – FR)
Artiste autodidacte, Mélanie Bourlon travaille depuis 8 ans le papier pour en faire éclore lion lynx, ours ou vache dans sa boutique atelier qui a pignon sur rue aux Avenières en Isère. Elle partage bien volontiers sa passion et anime des ateliers.
Le travail de Mélanie Bourlon s’inscrit dans une démarche de simplicité, au sens noble du terme.
Elle cultive un jardin où l’être prend le pas sur l’avoir au travers d’un bestiaire qui égrène des traits humains qui se réconcilient avec la nature.
Le choix de matières dites pauvres, brutes, ou peu onéreuses, qu’elle glane et récupère puis détourne, illustre son univers de fables dans lequel elle se jour des modes et des époques toujours dans un soucis d’esthétique, du beau, fait avec peu de choses.
Le motif, qu’il soit animal ou végétal, travaillé grandeur nature connait une renaissance, une revisite naturaliste.
L’habit, ici, ne fait pas l’âne.
Art of Clare Ferguson-Walker. (UK) Figuratives sculptures
Through my work I aim to communicate the human condition from as many angles as I can see. I often draw upon elements of folklore and mythology, as I believe that certain stories carry age old truths woven into our collective sub-conscious which often have moral, emotional and physical relevance, regardless of time period or cultural status. I am drawn over and over again to using the human form as my starting point. as I believe that the physical body can and does communicate in a universal language. Each of us communicates using body language on a daily basis, often involuntarily, therefore it is a pure truthful language often revealing emotions that we would otherwise choose to hide. My figures are deliberately distorted, they come from another realm, my own personal world. Their forms also attempt to re-write our often limited views of what is considered beautiful. They are subtly rebellious.
I believe that the imagination is the channel by which the subconscious communicates with the conscious mind, and I believe that symbolism and metaphor are the languages that it uses. Therefore I freely allow my imagination to come up with scenes and concepts which I then turn into an object or image. My sculptures and paintings can be interpreted in the same way as one would interpret a dream, objects, creatures and positions carry hidden meanings to be unraveled. The subsequent narrative which I see developing is the plot line of my attempt to rationalize this world and my existence with in it. My work often deals with memory, loss as well as hope and the celebration of life itself. I love working with clay and I feel that the process of firing is something akin to alchemy, changing one substance into another. It allows for experimentation and always comes with the element of potential loss, making it a delicate and often heartbreaking art form.
I also love working with bronze, I love the excitement of the foundry process and I like the permanence of the material. I know that after I am gone, there will be a little of myself immortalized in my sculptures.
Marc Petit – Sculpteur. (FR) né le 27 juin 1961 à Saint-Céré (Lot). Sculptures figuratives.
C’est à Cahors où il passe son enfance, qu’il réalise ses premières sculptures dès l’âge de 14 ans. Il y côtoie deux sculpteurs, anciens élèves des beaux arts de Paris, qui corrigent régulièrement son travail :
René Fournier lui apprend les bases du modelage et lui transmet l’enseignement de Marcel Gimond.
Jean Lorquin, premier grand prix de Rome lui apporte sa vision, ses connaissances mais aussi une vraie réflexion sur la sculpture.
À 24 ans, il présente sa première exposition personnelle à Villeneuve sur Lot.
Le sculpteur haut-viennois Marc Petit a été désigné numéro un des plus grands sculpteurs de notre temps, suite à une enquête menée par la revue Miroir de l’Art. (Source : le Populaire.fr)
Marc Petit was born in Saint-Céré, a small village in South West France, on 1961.
He spends his childhood in Cahors and at the age of 14 he makes his first sculptures. He is in close contact with two sculptors who had been students in Paris at the Beaux Arts School :
René Fournier introduces him to clay work and transmits him Marcel Gimond’s teachings; Jean Lorquin, winner of the Prix de Rome, provides him with his vision, his knowledge and a serious reflection on sculpture. They both quite frequently correct his work.
1985 : First personal exhibition in Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
Patricia Broothaers – androgyn and bashful sculptures..
OSerais-je pour certaines.. parler qu’elles dégagent un “quelquechose” de très trans ?
En tout cas, une émotion pudique et très parlante, un aspect “grimée” très particulier.
From one style to the other, from one artistic medium to another… Sculptures of Grzegorz Gwiazda. (Pologne) – Bronze, resin, ceramics, paper…
About the medium: In all Gwiazda sculptures, great attention is paid to the colouring and the patina. Sometimes not only the colour is important but also the fact itself that it is “painted” on the work, insomuch as the artist leaves the effects of the drops and strokes visible. One might wonder if the sculptures are a mass that emerges from the two-dimensional surface of painting or if the latter is the inevitable conclusion of the sculptor’s work.
Beautiful figuratives sculptures of George Lafayette. (USA)
“Inspirations for my sculptures come from my inner feelings about life, rebirth, and spiritual mysticism. They are the reflections and interpretation of my life experiences. Some of the shows I have exhibited at are: Sausalito Art Fair, Beverly Hills-Affairs in the Garden, Golden Sculpture Association, La Quinta Art Festival, Malibu Art Show, Cherry Creek Art Festival, and Scottsdale Art Festival. I have been awarded first place in figurative sculpture in GSA and Affairs in the Garden. I have been commisssioned to do private work for some of my clients.”
Beautiful work sculptures Nicola Hicks (UK) – born 1960.
Hicks studied at the Chelsea School of Art from 1978 to 1982 and at the Royal College of Art from 1982 to 1985.
Animals are her primary subject matter, usually sculpted in straw and plaster. This was unusual for an artist in the 80s, by which time abstract sculpture and installation art had become the norms in the art world. Hicks also works on huge sheets of brown paper on which she works up her dynamic charcoal drawings. Many of the sculptures have subsequently been cast in bronze, often with such subtlety that every fragile detail of plaster and straw is reproduced.
Figurative Ceramist Nancy Kubale. (USA)
In a body of work there is a common thread of expression and exploration that binds it together. My sculpture addresses the pursuit of Truth (trying to figure out what and how things really are) . I am intrigued by what we think, do and say, by who we are and how we live and the ideologies we embrace.