Jamie Salmon creates impressive photorealistic sculpture that take your breath away! The materials he uses include silicone rubber, fibre glass and acrylic.
The British artist notes: “I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be "real" and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost anyway we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how we are perceived by others?”
I discovered Ron Mueck’s work a couple of days ago and I was awestruck! Unrealistically sized hyper realistic sculptures created out of silicon, fiberglass and various materials using a traditional casting technique.
The artist was born in Australia and started out as a model maker, moved to photo-realistic props and animatronics and gradually transitioned to fine art in 1996. He has participated in numerous group exhibs and has held solo exhibitions all over the world, his sculptures have gained international recognition and attention in the contemporary art scene.
(Photos by Gautier Deblonde)