Breath Taking Sculptures by Mark Newman

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If you’re our loyal reader you should remember our post Incredibly Realistic Sculptures by Adam Beane. Today we want to represent you another talanted artist Mark Newman and his breath taking sculptures. He is graduated of the Art Academy of San Francisco and have 14 years of professional sculpting. You have a chance to evaluate his talant. In our humble opinion his sculptures look better without paint. How do you think?

 

Steppin’ Out

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Eddie Riggs

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Sisters

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Tuskegee Airman

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Grandpa’s favorite

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The Wise Wanderer

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Serafina

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The Boss

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Big Sexy

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Bride and Groom

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Iris in bloom

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Poe

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64 Comments
  1. KAYODE IDOWU

    GREAT WORKS

  2. Marty

    Can someone please please tell me how I can purchase some of these, unpainted as shown in the pictures above? Please

  3. Valori Roberts

    How can I purchase one

  4. Christopher Bowen

    Can the piece “stepping out”/be bought….and I like the better without paint

  5. Donald R.H. Willis

    I’m interested in possibly purchasing one of Mark Newman’s work. How do I get the information to do so? Thank you

  6. Gubbie

    Once again I find my self reminded that rasisum is alive and well.Here I am browsing though beautiful art works and what comes around the corner of mind is a segment of our population that still feels a sense of entitlement to only have certain race’s depicted in art form..It is so important to remember that not all people are not all like mined,just because you have no bias doesn’t mean that there isn’t still in the filthy cracks of our culture people who feel the threatening pains of old stereo type to disappear and have to admit their superiority complex is a delusiona,mental disorder

  7. anat

    fantastic. I’am speechless.

  8. Bakeca Donne Udine

    These are great indeed. I’d buy one without paint so I could paint it myself

  9. dick

    obviously he just bought a 3D printer!

  10. jessica

    your sculptures are beutifull, they look great with paint ands without paint too, people just say stupid things, is just because they can not create nothing with their hands

  11. prashant chavan

    i cant believe on my eyes most buityfull

  12. Eland

    Newman is white. Maybe that will help change the course of this conversation. What idiots!

  13. Philip

    Can anyone tell my what medium Mark uses? Super Sculpty?

  14. Name

    very!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!creative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. JACK FOXE

    ABSOLUTLY AMAZING! Mark Newman’s work is spectacular.

  16. photoshop

    amazing artist, wondering if he is African American, as most of his sculptures are based on African American faces and style….great post

  17. Stuart

    If any of you would take the time to go to the sculptor’s Web site and look at his body of work, you’d realize how stupid you are. The Black figures are a commissioned line of sculptures. He also does action figures. These are what however runs this site chose to put up. But Mark’s original work is incredible and would fit in any gallery or museum in the world, and most likely will one day. And the race card…what as*h*les.

  18. James

    very very cool! they look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  19. David

    It’s not art – these are caricatures. These don’t say anything profound. It is simply a man creating a sculpture of some tired old archetype – they are sentimental, one dimensional, and require nothing of the observer. There is an element of preachiness and vanity as well -these pieces you might find in a lawn ornament catalog not the Louvre.

    • Jim

      Good lord, what a smug, arrogant thing to say. Go somewhere else for something that fits your definition of art rather than simply ridiculing someone else’s work

    • Sam

      If you have nothing nice to say, it’s best to not say anything at all. I can tell you that the most ‘mediocre’ of this guy’s pieces says far more than you have with your obnoxiously arrogant comment.

  20. Genevee

    These are fabulous.

  21. Ariyas

    Impressive sculptures. It looks better plain gray than color.

  22. rachel

    What a shame that race has to be an issue for some. WAKE UP PEOPLE!

    The sculptures are beautiful and meaningful portraits of humanity. Something we all share, as humans, know what I mean?

  23. fxdfp

    Hey do you use zbrush and 3D printing to accomplish such detail? Or are these traditional maquettes?

  24. russelpea stickers design

    what is amazing is the size: those sculptures seem no that tall. The artist has really depicted some attitudes, in an incredible way.

  25. Steve Burns

    What superb sculptures! Either painted or unpainted they are true art. I love them and if I had to pick one out it would be the Tuskegee airman. So what if they are of African people? It does not matter who they are, compared to some of the crap that is called art these days, they are brilliant.

  26. krisvahl

    I apologise, Mark Newman DOES sculpt these, and a paintr named Thomas Blackshear paints them. What I don’t understand is that Blackshear sells and promotes the sculptures as HIS work on his website and makes no mention of Newman. Are they one and the same person, is Marc commissioned by Thomas to do these works? You can see my confusion.

    http://www.ebonyvisions.cc/xq/ASP/Thomas_Blackshears_Ebony_Visions_Steppin_Out_First_Issue/StockNumber.804619/qx/Ebony_Visions_Detail_Page.htm

    • Tammy

      Yeah, i’m totally confused now too.

    • Philip

      He bought the rights to Marks sculptur’s. He mass produced them and markets them under his name. Like what Marvel Comics does with Adam Beans sculptures.

  27. Mysterious

    There are numerous artist who only sculpt or paint “white” figures. There is nothing wrong with expressing yourself through your art. I once heard a black artist say that he doesn’t focus his pieces on a particular group, but that many of his pieces have black people in them because that’s what he’s surrounded by…that’s what he knows..and that’s where his inspiration comes from. Art is about expression, let it be so. Don’t judge an artist by his material. They have the right.

  28. Perla

    My theory is that if this sculptor had made the majority of his subject anglo, race would not commented on. It makes me sad that people are still noticing this…

    What I noticed is that the sculptor has a gift for capturing the fluidity of the human form. Many of his subject are full of life and make one truly appreciate the beauty everyday people. I enjoy the gray version more too…simplicity is often under appreciated.

  29. Goat Punisher

    He obviously likes black people and oddly proportioned white people.

  30. Betty

    AMAZING sculptures…I’m speechless on the detail level

  31. Judith Daniel

    These are totally wondrously breathtaking.

  32. Angela

    I think that these are clearly amazing and it clear that Mark Newman has talent. I think that with the color you can definitely see much more detail, but it also cheapens the fell of these sculptures. Sometimes less is more. I think that without any treatment, these sculptures do feel unfinished. I would say consider a glaze or something that polishes off the work. If you really do want paint, I think the work done on like “Poe” is more appealing. I would say consider using some highlight colors any maybe mute the rest of the sculpture in a muted neutral, that way if you have something you want to emphasize on the sculpture you can do so. Like the work done on “Serafina” where the arrow is highlighted as a gold. That work is great just finish it off with like a neutral color for the rest of the sculpture. Otherwise, WELL DONE! 🙂 Very talented!

  33. Brandon

    I liked them all, but I’d have to say that Serafina and Iris in Bloom were my favorites. And I also agree the unpainted versions were fantastic!

  34. NoName McGee

    I actually like them better in gray.

  35. AlexsaZ

    Very beautiful statues, and beautiful because it is not painted, there is always room for imagination

  36. Sean

    Amazing work, the obvious racial preference somehow takes away from the collecton though.

    • Janelle

      To play devil’s advocate – the countless other artist of all time who paint or sculpt representations solely of their race isn’t detrimental to the perception…? Or else the Louvre and every other art museum in the world would leave the viewer wanting.

    • RW

      Would you say the same if these sculptures showed a preference for euro/whites? Probably not.

    • Alex

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that noticed that… The art is amazing but there is definitely an obvious lean here…

    • Meli

      I’m sure no one would have complained had they been mostly white.

      Besides, what should it matter what race the artist chooses to portray? We’re all human. There’s no real difference.

    • Kris

      You obviously missed the white bowwoman and Eddie Riggs. And how does the race of the other sculptures take away from their beauty?

    • Tammy

      Why does the race matter? I’m an art history major and there are PLENTY of artists who only paint a certain race. Usually they depict their own races; I’m assuming that Newman is black.If every single one of these sculptures were of white people, I bet not one person would have said anything about it. It’s sickening that people think that way. I didn’t even notice the races until someone mentioned it. “the obvious racial preference somehow takes away from the collecton” is basically saying, these sculptures would be better if they weren’t all black. SICKENING!

    • Megan

      This makes you sound like you think the white race is clearly superior. Don’t be such a jackass next time. He’s allowed to sculpt whatever he wants.

  37. alison

    I agree with sini. These pieces are wonderfully rendered; he clearly has a vast knowledge and understanding of the human form. However they look like they belong in a gift shop. On his website there are much better pieces than these. I wish it said what these sculptures are made out of. The grey colour is ugly and makes the pieces flat and lifeless, but the paint makes them look like toys… so yeah, sini, a little boring.

  38. Alison

    These sculptures are absolutely beautiful. I love the bride and groom and I’d love to own one of them for myself. Where can you buy them? I think I prefer them without paint too.

  39. sini

    i don´t like it… boring.

  40. Molly

    Beautiful! Elegant….without paint, they look as if they belong in a museum.

  41. Debra

    Really amazing work! The painted ones look great, but I like the soft somber grey of the unpainted ones better.

  42. Amy

    Jawdroppingly gorgeous. And yeah, I think it looks better without paint!

  43. Kim

    I love these pieces! I must say that the paint jumps out at me, taking my senses to a whole new level. But the unpainted versions left more to my imagination and that in itself was delightful. Great, great talent – I really dig the Tuskegee Airman.

    • Honest Commentator

      What a pretentious answer!

      • Boxcar Worthington

        Well played, good sir.

      • Amelia

        I call unnecessary roughness! Seriously “Honest”. Many artists appreciate more detailed feedback than a simple, “wow that’s cool!” So chill and leave Kim alone. At least her answer was an actual comment on the work, unlike yours.

      • Cynical responder

        The textures of the grainy paint was an orgasm of my eyeball! I could write a whole essay about their magnificence and utter beauty….

        Harharhar

      • Paul

        What a prat you are, who cares? do some sculpture paint a picture oh no wait I’ll just declare someone is being pretentious wow! how clever are you.

        • Sam

          Paul! their art is the art of trolling. However, their work leaves much to be desired. I can’t say that the comments make me gasp in awe, or their choice of ironically witty names blow my mind away. Idiotic responder and needless commentator do need to work on their pieces.

  44. Urbanjester

    Beautiful! Great collection! Thanks for sharing.

    • Giles Dawe - Famous Artist

      I think the subject matter is pretty boring but the skill level involved is very high. Yep without paint is best, maybe a golden clay will make them look even better.

      • Stuart

        I just looked at your work. It never ceases to amaze me that people with minimal talent will negatively comment on another artist’s work.