Sculpture Works represents the works of Hyper-
Realist sculptors Jamie Salmon and Jackie K. Seo.
a British born, self taught contemporary sculptor,
living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started
his career working as a commercial artist and
sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specialises
in hyper-realist sculpture, both figurative and
portrait, utilising such materials as silicone
rubber, resin, hair and fabric.
says of his working process; "The
most important part of the artistic process for
me is the initial idea behind the work. If it
isn`t as strong as possible, then the lenghty
process of sculpting, moulding, painting etc,
no matter how well done, will be for nothing and
the work will fall flat.
want to make something that tells a story or moves
people in some sort of way, not something that
just looks very real. Of course, I need
my works to have a certain degree of reality about
them, but it`s more of a heigtened reality. This
is also why I like to play with scale in a lot
of my works as well. I think it is something that
catches people off guard and forces them to confront
their ideas about reality, and to also think about
the idea behind the work more deeply. Maybe more
so than they would do if the piece were just life
think hyper-realist art too often tries to reach
what is ultimately an unattainable level of perfection.
That should not be the goal with it anyway.
the end of the day, I hope that my works contain
meaning and convey a real sense of emotion as
well. And if they also take people by suprise
and affect them on perhaps an unexpected level,
I really feel I`ve succeeded".
K. Seo is a Korean born, self taught contemporary
sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada.
She also started her career working as a commercial
artist for the movie industry and specialises
in hyper-realist sculpture.
says of her working process; "Whenever I
think about life, it reminds me of that car repair
ad you sometimes see in the classifieds, "scratches,
dents, peeling?". Life is also never perfect,
there`s always something that needs constant maintenance.
each of my pieces I like like to show a moment
where we feel the need to repair something in
our lives and how we deal with it. I think the
style of hyper-realism is a good way of showing
the minute subtleties of the challenges of life,
in a sculptural form.
can show things like the wetness of tears in the
eyes, the flushing of skin or the story that the
fine lines and wrinkles of the face tell. The
biggest challenge is balancing the overall feel
of the piece without getting lost in the details.
satisfaction comes when I feel that I`ve reached
someone with my work and they can maybe empathize
with part of it".
of Jamie and Jackie`s works can be seen on permenent
display as part of the
MEFIC collection, which opened in Spain in
2009, and will tour Europe in the near future.
MEFIC is a contemporary sculpture museum showcasing
work from some of the worlds most influential
modern contemporary artists .
work is also in some private collections and can
be seen on display in various exhibitions and
art fairs. For a complete exhibtion history, click
Avatar Sculpture Works 2005.
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