The poor stone is trying to “hang on” to its friend, who is at the verge of floating away!
Emil Alzamora, a Peruvian-born artist and currently based-in New York, has been sculpting bronze and ceramic human figures in various graceful poses. To attain his desired pose in a way it narrates a story with emotional impact, he “distorts, elongates, deconstructs or encases” his sculpture. There is this figure standing in a certain degree of inclination or, to be exact, lying down in the air, defying the natural pull of gravity. Other figures depict some sort of unusual yoga postures. However, the one that fascinates me most is the family of three enjoying the gorgeous scenery. It conveys a story of love, joy and peace. Amazing!
Menashe Kadishman was born in 1932 in Tel Aviv. After studying with local sculptors, Kadishman attended the St. Martin’s School of Art (1959-60) in London, where he came under the influence of artist Anthony Caro. By the mid-1960s, Kadishman had established an international reputation for suspended sculptures that were superficially related to Minimalism, but which were more gestural and full of dynamic tension. Suspended (1977), part of Storm King’s permanent collection, represents a continuation of his concern with perceptual ambiguities with the gravity-defying elements having no obvious means of support.
Balancing a sculpture on a thin rope is hard, but making one pose for gymnastic rings between two coconut trees is definitely harder. The cycle “The Balancing” is a proof that art can bemingle, can coexist with a crowd and be its natural part. The hanging above the observers’ heads silhouettes behave similarly to the passing people – they observe them with fixed eyesight, follow, imitate and sometimes mock them.
Not really a statue but come on(!) look at how that hoop is holding up the table.
This is probably one of the most zen sculptures I have ever encountered.
The stairway leading to heaven appears to have landed on a seaside in Australia.
An optical illusion IRL. Francis Tabary is a magician who has created 3D optical illusion sculptures inspired by the drawings of impossible objects by Oscar Reutersvärd. His work gives an impression of levitation, lightness and impossibility.
Someone broke logic and this is what we have to deal with now.
We all want to live in a castle in the sky, just maybe not this one. There are a few rooms, floors, walls, windows and ceilings missing.
We are all familiar with sandcastles, but a sand sculpture that defies gravity? Probably your first time seeing one too.
An amazing sculpture of a boy and a dolphin, great balancing act that makes people wonder how it’s possible.
Suspended in mid-air supported only by a thin rope, this sculpture is an awe-inspiring, heart attack-inducing masterpiece.