Life-Size Metal Sculptures from Hundreds of Welded Bike Chains

Young-Deok Seo produces life-size figures welded from hundreds of folded bike chains. To create these works he first begins with a sketch, which he then digitizes to create a 3D model. Next he creates a full-scale rendition from clay, which serves as both his foundation and mold for the welded chains. Despite the many bends and curves of the chains’ hinges, the final forms perfectly outline the intricate details of human ears, torsos, and hands. The Korean artist as an upcoming solo exhibition curated by Liquid Art System at Abbazia della Misericordia in from late March to mid-April 2019. Meanwhile you can check wire sculptures and steel sculptures.

Brand New Steampunk Sculptures from Trash by Arturas

We’ve already shown you amazing steampunk sculptures by the artist from Lithuania – Arturas. And to day we want to show a few more. “I immersed into the new type of arts some years ago. It overpowered me as soon as I got acquainted with it. That is a very strange type of arts full of unexpected solutions and inventions and it fits to one word “Steampunk.” I use the most diverse materials for work starting from wares, antiquarians and ending with rubbish that is useless. It is a pleasure for me that I can help to transform an item that was thrown and is useless giving it the opportunity to exist in a new shape, in a new form as if I continued its existence in an already artistic expression. I present my works and advertise them mostly on the Internet. A steampunk style lovers from Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Australia have acquired some of my works.” Just take a look!

The Incredible Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures of John Lopez

Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. In the midst of a successful career in bronze sculpting, Lopez discovered an exciting new direction: scrap iron sculpting. “I am never bored! I look forward to each new creation, and it is helping me grow and develop as an artist,” he says. As he John explains on his website: “This unusual detour started when his beloved aunt, Effie Hunt, died in a rollover car accident. Lopez moved to his widowed Uncle Geno Hunt’s ranch to build a family cemetery; his aunt would to be the first laid to rest there. Uncle Geno opened his home and welding shop to Lopez, who completed a fence around the cemetery, then ran out of material. The ranch is 35 miles from the nearest town or post office, so he went looking through the scrap iron on site. After some experimentation, he finished a gate into the cemetery, and then made a small angel peering over the top of the gate. The project gave him much personal satisfaction, and everyone who saw it was amazed at the result. A new career path was born in that cemetery. Not wanting to depart from his bronze casting expertise, John found a way to merge the two art forms into a new hybrid sculpture of everyday objects mixed with limited edition bronze castings. Hybrid Metal Art, a sculptural fusion of figurative and funk, a blend of iron and bronze."

Amazing Steampunk Art From Trash By Artūras

Steampunk style is still popular in the art and is the great demand with the public. Today we’re happy to show you amazing steampunk art by the artist from Lithuania – Artūras. As the subject for his steampunk art the artist has chosen animals, cars, motorcycles, robots. But the most important that most part of these steampunk sculptures is made from trash. From the stuff that we used to throw because it’s no longer needed – Artūras transforms into beautiful steampunk art. Many from his steampunk sculptures have built-in clocks, some – compass and other measuring instruments. These steampunk elements give his work a more complete look. So, here are they:

Kinetic Steampunk-Inspired Sculptures

Artist Chris Cole has spent his life exploring the relationship between two disparate worlds: machines and nature. To marry his two obsessions, Cole sculpts creatures with salvaged metal parts. Fish, birds, and reptiles have their defining features cut and formed in an industrial style that recalls the Steampunk movement’s fantastical mechanization. Each of Cole’s sculptures feature moving parts. Birds gracefully flap their wings while fish swish their fins as if they’re navigating through treacherous water. These exquisite, fluid movements highlight the artist’s interest with functionality and aesthetics. “Understanding physics, and the way things work,” Cole explains, “has always been a fascination of mine.” To create his contemporary works, Cole looks back to the 19th century. “My sculptures are heavily influenced by the visionaries of the Industrial Revolution,” he writes. “The quest for flight, the ceaseless desire for faster, more versatile and efficient transportation relied undeniably on the workings of the natural world.” Although he has a reverence for these advances, Cole fears we’ve become too disconnected with Mother Nature. “My work, therefore, considers a regression from mechanism back to organism.” It also serves as a reminder of what we miss while we sit inside with our devices – instead of looking at a bird on the screen, we could walk outside and see the fluttering of one in real life.

Metallic Strip Animal Sculptures by Sung Hoon Kang

Artist Sung Hoon Kang‘s stunning animal sculptures embody the movement, speed, and chaotic energy of the wind. Though static structures, each of his pieces seem to come alive as metal strips are transformed into muscles and motion that flow in the wind. Kang’s talent is apparent within his artwork, releasing raw energy from the flowing materials. The sculptures are time-consuming and labour-intensive projects as dozens of individual strips of metal are welded into fixed forms. Varying the length and thickness of the metal, Kang creates the lifelike illusions of skin, fur, and hair; and stainless steel is converted into lustrous claws and teeth. From the playful seal to prideful lion, all of his animal structures contain a sense of dynamism that belies their unmoving nature.

Artist Turns Scrap Metal Into Animals

Today we want to show you really amazing sculptures made from metal by JK Brown. “I live in rural West Wales. This peaceful part of the country is known for being a precious habitat for its native wildlife, which is of constant inspiration to me. For as long as I can remember I have loved to watch animals (especially in the wild) and for as long as I can remember I have been drawing, making and creating as a way of celebrating the beauty of nature. Often when I’m out walking I pick up fragments of metal that have been thrown away. Sometimes fly-tipped or washed up on beaches, I patiently reassemble these pieces into monuments to the natural world around me: a habitat that is becoming increasingly fragmented. I find that my own process of reversing this fragmentation is, for me, a calming antidote to the madness of endless consumption.”

Edouard Martinet’s Insect Sculptures

To get these stunning insect sculptures French artist Edouard Martinet uses part of a car, bicycle, umbrella, compass, typewriter, clock, compass and much more. The artist does not solder or weld parts but assembles them with the precision of a watchmaker, screwing them together and taking around a month per sculpture. Martinet takes about a month to make a sculpture and will often work on two or three pieces at the same time. It took him just four weeks to make his first sculpture and 17 years for his most recent completion! Some of his work will be on show at Sladmore Contemporary in London, opening November 27th.

Stunning Anamorphic Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

Today we want to show you stunning sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz. they are created with such mathematical precision, that can only be seen in a reflection. To get this effect, London-based artist first scans a 3D object, then distorts it with computer using π algorithms. His final pieces, made from perspex, steel, resin, or copper, have to be viewed next to a round reflective cylinder – only then the objects come to focus. “At heart I’m an artist scientist archetype that loves projects and people. Each of the art works and ventures on this site represent a part of what I am. From algorithms to finance to paint. This is the Binge Thinking Collection. Life is a journey and at each point we need to stop and evaluate our existence.” Have fun!

Organic Sculptures by Jaehyo Lee

Korean artist Jaehyo Lee creates unique three-dimensional decorative pieces from assembly of natural materials, such as wood pieces, branches, leaves, bolts, and nails by sculpting, grinding and refining them into geometrical shapes – mesmerizing spheres, hemispheres, or cylinders. These elements are bound together in such a way that the often-times linear building components become curved semi-geometric works of art. Each piece crafted by Jaehyo Lee is both an engaging shape within a given space while also existing as an object with an inherently domestic purpose. Take a look!

Edouard Martinet’s Metal Animals Sculptures

We’ve already shown you a lot of interesting sculptures and today want to continue. The following intricate metal animal sculptures were created by French artist Edouard Martinet. He uses all sorts of recycled objects to create amazingly detailed creatures – from bicycle parts to kitchen elements. His collection contains sea creatures, birds, insects and each metal sculpture is highly detailed executed. Take a look! Hope you will like it.