Archive for the ‘Sculpture’ Category

Erwin Wurm’s The artist Who Swallowed the World

Friday, November 21st, 2008
Erwin Wurm

A nice collection of Erwin Wurm’s scultures can be found here.

The work below is called Fat Car.

Erwin Wurm

Sculpture at Site of Olympics Sailing Competition

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Yes, but is it art?

Peter Jansen’s Runner

Friday, July 25th, 2008
Peter Janen

Peter Jansen’s art gives you an idea of what futurism would have looked like if computers would have been around in 1925.

The work below is entitled Heel Kick #2

Peter Jansen

J. Seward Johnson’s Welcome Home

Monday, June 9th, 2008
J. Seward Johnson

J. Seward Johnson has created a number of sculpture/installations based on Impressionist masterpieces. The picture below gives you an idea of how cool some of them are.

J. Seward Johnson

Here is his version of Manet’s Olympia.

J. Seward Johnson

Johnson is probably best known for The Awakening in DC. The giant has recently been uprooted and moved to the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

J. Seward Johnson

John Buckley’s Untitled 1986

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

The giant shark sticking out of Bill Heine’s roof in Oxford represents atomic bombs as something bad. Here’s how Heine describes his masterpiece:

“The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation…. It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki.”

One of the big differences between modernism and postmodernism is that a postmodernist would never try to rationalize something as absurd as a giant shark sticking out of the roof. But when this was installed in the late 1980s art had to be justified. That’s not just a giant shark it’s a serious political statement. It’s not suppose to be entertaining; it’s suppose to be preachy.