Born in Santa Barbara, California, Brendan Monroe studied at Art Center in Pasadena. A sculptor and painter, his work consists of explorations of his ideas and dreams, translated into images of a familiar but unseen world. It’s this dual quality and the tension between the reality and surreality that gives them their power and allure.
“I think it’s important to constantly challenge oneself with new ideas and new mediums. My interpretations of the world are mostly rooted in science then executed through painting and sculpting. These are the best ways for me to communicate, but I always enjoy making other things as well.” Brendan Monroe
Seeing is Believing, but really, Believing is Seeing. The work of Swiss sculptor and digital creative, Fabian Bürgy will have you seeing what you seem to believe. The line between reality and illusion is often undistinguishable as humans have a tendency to be drawn to the illusions and delusions in life. Bürgy’s installations play with the notion of human perception and the difference between real and false. He uses mixed media from sculptures to graphic design. The end result is often intriguing and beyond the realm of contemporary and conceptual art.
Darkness is said to be the absence of light, but what if darkness is the evidence of life? One look at Russell Cameron’s grotesque sculptures may have you gagging, but then suddenly a realization can hit the viewer: this IS life; this is what I avoid bringing into awareness, and just because I avoid it, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. “Russell’s main objective when creating a sculpture is to give it life, feeling and a place among us, whether it be a classic bust or a deformed limb mounted on a sheet of wood the piece should speak and tell a story to the viewer.”
The realism and surrealism of Cameron’s beautifully crafted sculptures made of metal, clay, paint and wood, brings to life the stories that live among us and in us.
Russel Cameron is a self-taught sculptor from Brooklyn, New York, hopefully bringing his ongoing project “Flesh and Bone” to a gallery near you.
When you are Alex Pardee, you get Xmas gifts like this, a custom toy of his alter-ego, THE ICE WIZARD FROM THE COLDEST OF UNKNOWN REALM. It was made by JAY 222, a toy customizer and sculptor. Check out Jay 222′ blog.
Michael Jackson called Brett-Livingstone Strong a modern day Michelangelo. Andy Warhol loved him. The Australian artist created a life-sized statue of John Lennon, and carved John Wayne’s face in a 116-ton rock that fell onto Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and it sold in 1979 for US$1.1 million to an Arizona company, and currently resides in the library of Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas.We repeat, Michael Jackson called him a modern day Michelangelo.
Lets revisit some of this painter/sculptor’s work. . .