Top 10 Realistic Sculptures

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We enjoy sculptural work a lot as it combines craftsmanship and patience as well as an eager eye and a sense for small details. When it comes to realistic or rather hyperrealistic sculptures it is probably Ron Mueck who ist most known for this kind of art and he will definitely not be missed in our selection of the best realistic sculptures. Though there are some others that you should have an eye on. If you happen to know some we should include, feel invited to share them on our Facebook Page. So here we go: enjoy our Top 10 Realistic Sculptures.

10. ATTABOYS BY GREGOR GAIDA


Germany based artist, Gregor Gaida creates amazing sculptures that often deal with aggressive or emotional acts of mankind. His ‘Attaboys’ scratch a straight line of chalk into the floor. The line separates and links the two at the same time. They are constructed like a mirror image, positioned on opposite sides of the room.

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9. MARK JENKINS


Mark Jenkins is an American artist who is widely known for his street installations featuring realistic human sculptures which often draw the attention of the police. He uses the street as a stage, letting his sculptures interact with passersby.

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8. DANIEL ARSHAM


Daniel Arsham’s sculptures blur the lines between art, architecture and performance, and explore issues of natural versus manufactured or intention versus happenstance. He plays with our familiar surroundings and challenges our perception of physical space. By letting solid walls melt or drip and ripple

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7. SEUNG YUL OH’S RESIN SOUP SCULPTURES


Seung Yul Oh created traditional Korean noodle soup sculptures made out of epoxy resin, silicone, steel and aluminum. Seung Yul Oh exaggerates its presentation, extending the noodles from the bowl – which also features sculpted eggs, vegetables and broth – 12 feet into space, completed with a pair of floating chopsticks.

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6. CIE WILLI DORNER


Cie Willi Dorner created ‘Bodies in Urban Spaces’, a temporary art installation in different architectural spaces. He placed body sculptures in the tiniest spaces, squeezes them in gaps, between house walls and street signs and just everywhere he finds an open space. The installation initiates a thinking process and creates irritation.

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5. ANDERS KRISÁR


The work of Stockholm based artist Anders Krisár often deals with the human body. Krisár takes realistic casts of body parts, torso, arms or faces to modify hem in ways that lend them a surreal quality. His aim is to explore interpersonal relationships and examine the complexities of the human condition.

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4. HERITAGE BY GUOI-QIANG


Cai Guoi-Qiang created ‘Falling Back To Earth’, featuring four major installations. The centrepiece is ‘Heritage’ with 99 replicas of animals from around the world, gathered together to drink from a blue lake surrounded by pristine white sand. Regarding his art the widely known artist explains: ‘My work is like a dialogue between unseen powers, like alchemy.’

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3. RON MUECK


As shocking as Ron Mueck’s figurative sculptures of seemingly limitless format may be, at the same time they are, because of their absurdness, amusing in their very own way. Partly orienting himself by photographs, Mueck especially approaches specific physically significant moments in time in a human beings life. Moments as pregnancy, birth, adolescence, age and death. Shown half naked or completely naked the sculptures seem exposed and vulnerable, not being able to hide anything from the visitors.

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2. SAM JINKS


Sam Jinks creates amazingly hyperrealistic sculptures of humans. Emotional vulnerability is both the subject and result of his work and moves his audiences. For Jinks, his works are not literal representations, but are based on the combination of different stages of life.

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1. RIUSUKE FUKAHORI


Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori creates three-dimensional Goldfish using a complex technique. The little animals are painted on resin layer per layer. He patiently adds layers of resin to slowly bring his subjects to live. Definitely one of the best realistic sculptures we’ve seen so far.

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