acrylic sculpture


Incredible 3D Artwork

These truly unique pieces by Japanese artist Yuki Matsueda literally jump off their canvases toward the viewer. Escape seems to be the main theme of the sculptural work. The artist takes objects, signs, and items of everyday life, mounts them and then appears to deconstruct them by having an important or needed element fly off the image. The clear acrylic wrapping of the sculptures ultimately acts as a kind of barrier to the outside world, constraining them within a kind of impenetrable force field.

Matsueda appears to be making a comment on the desire for individuality and escape from societal rules and norms, with the clear acrylic acting as the inevitable reaction to the attempted escape, literally stopping the object in its tracks. The artwork also displays a sleekness similar to that of high-gloss ads. Matsueda has a background in design which clearly shows in these pieces.


Garnet WIP

I’ve finished painting Garnet! Her base is still drying so that is why she’s still standing on that piece of scrap wood.
The other WIP pictures can be viewed here. She’ll be photographed later at the same time as Anna and Dipper so better pictures are on their way.
She will be for sale.



Captured Lightning Sculptures

Bridging the gap between art and science. The pattern is the result of a 2.2 million volt miniature lightning bolt being discharged inside an acrylic block. The discharge creates millions of permanent microscopic fractures arranged in tree-like branching chains. The characteristic fractal pattern left behind is called a Lichtenberg figure.


Let’s take a moment to appreciate some awesome new lifelike painted resin depictions of aquatic animals by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye (previously featured here). The longer we look at them, the harder it is to believe that these aren’t simply photos of live fish swimming in water. In reality they’re the result of the gradual layering of painstakingly applied acrylic paint on clear resin, part painting and part sculpture. The only things here that aren’t rendered in paint are the repurposed containers.

Head over to Keng Lye’s Facebook page to check out even more of his recent creations.

[via Colossal]


Florian Mermin (b. 1991, Longjumeau, France) - 1: Les Heures Anxieuses (The Anxious Hours), 2011  Acrylic Paints on Plaster  2: Don, 2009  Plaster, Acrylic Paints  3: Past, 2012 Wood, Shoes, Table, Flour  4,5: Do Not Forget Close The House, 2012  Brown Wax  6: Start, 2011 Matches, Cardboard, Glue  7,8: Short Scale, 2013  Gypsum, Plaster of Paris Bandages  9: Midnight, 2013  Wood, Plaster, Ceramics, Fake Nails, Acrylic Paints  10: Autopsie, (Video Still), 2014


Gwen Murphy - 1: T-Straps, Foot Fetish #28 & #29, 2008  2: Kimball Commission, Foot Fetish #66, 2010  3: Cyclops, Foot Fetish #42 & #43, 2009  4: Red Devils, Foot Fetish #64, 2010  5: Big Lebowski, Foot Fetish #82, 2011  6: Blue Oxfords, Foot Fetish #86, 2012  7: Tasseled Twosome, 2012  8: Memento Mori, Foot Fetish #36, 2008    Sculptures: Acrylics, Ash Clay, Women’s T-Strap Pumps