César Orrico is a young and stunning sculptor from Spain. He has worked as Associate Professor at European University of Madrid and is now working on his his doctoral thesis: ” New approaches to industrial materials . Definitive and direct materials in expressive language of Fine Arts “. In the current year he has won the First Prize FLECHAZO 2016, FLECHA Contemporary Art Fair. César experiences different kind of materials : artificial stone, bronze, iron, wood.
As he says: “The thematic axis of my work, finds in sculpture an instrument capable of materializing the sensuality in artistic expression through a personal interpretation of the anatomy. The profoundness that is generated around this detailed study, comes from a special interest in the anatomical proportions and representation of the human body in medical and artistic treaties of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A fundamental knowledge for my creative process, which creates a conceptualization of the work supported by the reinterpretation of the classic canons in sculpture.
The pursuit of synthesis in the human body acts as a constant in my work, where the concept of beauty fold up over itself to give way to the inner impulse of form. In essence, my work produces a fusion of different materials that come together spontaneously in the figure, where the mix of coolness and warmth create the force of each sculpture “.
Jurga Martin is a young and very talented artist. Born in Eastern Europe she now lives and creates in France. Her sculptures are full of emotions and life. Each one has its own character. The expressions, gestures, attitudes reflect a profound knowledge of a human being no matter social conditions or age.
Jurga creates sculptures telling childhood stories, full of innocence and vitality. The faces of her characters inspire wonder and seem amazed by life. All these children seem to play a part in a movie. The movie of life.
“Jurga’s sculptures will fascinate you by their vitality, the incredible correctness of their attitudes, their expressions and the magnificent sensation of humour, charm and simplicity. “
André Ruellan, art critic
Some of Jurga’s works are now shown till february 2016 at Art Taipei 2015 Gallery Bergamo.
A book is also available contacting the artist on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jurga-Sculpteur/225087099898?pnref=lhc and on http://jurgasculpteur.blogspot.it
Jeannie Griveau, french sculptor and ceramist, lead us to a romantic world with her soft and sweet ladies. They seem to dance in complete harmony with everything that surrounds them. Their faces remind Degas’s little dancer.
K. William LeQuier creates glass sculptures by carving glass into a myriad of textures using a sandblaster and a diamond saw. The results are stunning! Every sculpture starts with a sketch. Then, as the artist explains, “Thin strips of adhesive rubber are arranged one at a time on each plate of glass. When the plate is sandblasted, the rubber acts as a resist. The rest of the plate is cut away leaving only what was protected by the rubber. After each plate is sandblasted the plates are then glued together with a special UV curing epoxy.”
Robin Power is an extraordinary clay story teller. The theme of his work is human condition, thoughts and emotions. He says ” My intention is not to execute my work literally and explain too much but rather give a glimpse of the story. Similar to a candid photograph , this allows the viewer to call upon their own life experiences to draw a conclusion about the piece.”
Anna Kozlowska-Luc is a ceramist from Poland and her works are characterized by simplicity and imperfection. She creates unique indoor ceramics sculptures and cooperates with several contemporary art galleries in Poland, Germany and Denmark .
Her works have also appeared in the book 500 Figures in Clay: 2 by Nan Smith