Michael has created many sculptures that incorporate classical drapery.
“I used to carefully study the play of different materials and meticulously recreate every aspect of the weight, tension and hang of the material in my sculpture, agonising over how to sculpt the edge of a drape where a foot protruded from beneath, trying to balance realism with the aesthetic of the piece”.
Michael’s ‘Emergent Collection’ beautifully demonstrates that he is no longer troubled with the same anxieties.
“I like to think this particular style of sculpting is a more mature and enlightened approach to such problems”.
In this collection, he introduces a flat plain to balance and divide the fully sculpted figure and disregard the formal studied limitations of the drapery. The drapery becomes the plain, which is both a solid form in its own right and yet is also at one with the figure, revealing and yet concealing the contours of the human form beneath.
Where a foot protrudes from the plain, the foot simply emerges, as if emerging from a pool of still water. With this technique I can focus on the beauty in the gesture or movement, without being hampered by physical reality – because it makes no sense, it makes perfect sense.
everal of his work feature at the museum of modern art,Saatchi
Demiurgus Dreams is own by Evgeny Hontor, a Russian where almost live like fantasy animal are recreated from velvet clay and splashed with colors to look beautiful. sculpting from 2006 and founded his Etsy shop in 2012 , Mr Evgeny , head of Demiurgus Dreams has got a large following of over 34k people.
On his Esty page, he wrote about his unique fantasy style “It is beautiful. It is the creation of the worlds. You can get carried away and explore new opportunities. It is a philosophy of life – to create. For me it is.” No wonder that these animal sculptures look like straight from a magical fairytale.
Be sure to go visit his shop and buy some of the sculpture to support his work. Below are some of his work for you to enjoy.
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