Monday, March 5, 2012

Sculpture by the sea III.....


This sculpture by Chen Wenling one of China's leading contemporary sculptors in bronze and painted with red automotive paint is called 'childhood - morning' and is 'in memory of the artist's childhood during the times of Mao' which explains the colour.  Again if you have time it's definitely worth a click to enlarge to see the sculptures in more detail...
The work below by Toby Bell of WA, a stone base in steel frame and cold cast aluminium sculpture called 'caliban' , and that's it, no other explanation was given, all I can say is that it is massive, and must have been quite a feat to construct.....
I was a bit taken aback by the next group, from afar they were very life like. This is a work by another Chinese sculptor Wang Shugang sculpted in painted bronze called 'meeting1', it was kind of creepy, but that changed when a few tourists decided to have some fun with it and sit in on the 'meeting' ....
I'm really not sure about these little suckers below, they were sprinkled in the rocks all along the pier. As a group they're called 'the yearning' by NSW artist Margarita Sampson, the explanation being 'Gonna git you, sucka!' I'm as much in the dark as you but they were colourful little suckers and interestingly not for sale, which is shame because if they came individually ONE sucker might have been in my price range.....!!
So I'm going to finish with an 'interesting' sight that met me as I was coming up the slope from the beach, I looked up and thought 'what the...!!' This sculpture is by Paul Kaptein from WA and is called 'and in the endless pauses, there came a sound' the artist's aim is 'to convey new possibilities for thinking the present - a remixed now proposes things as not quite truth, not quite fiction'. This one is definitely worth a closer look and not for the obvious reasons haha! it is constructed out of laminated wood and steel and is really quite a complicated piece of work....
Tomorrow I thought I'd finish off with the last few of my favorites from the exhibition and then we're done with the sculptures! It's a public holiday in Perth today and it's going to be 37C, sounds like a good day to hibernate indoors. Have a good start to the new week.....

36 comments:

  1. Waouhh voila des creations originales , il fallait oser. Plus standart, j'aime bien la statue sur la eme photo

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  2. These are so terrific! I've really enjoyed all of your captures, Grace! The red is awesome!! Thanks for sharing these! Hope you have a great week ahead! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. I like the kneeling ones, that's kinda cool. The lone red boy at the top though is a bit eerie. Interesting idea to have such bold art by the sea - a neat contrast.

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  4. Wonderful !

    I do like the colourful ones much. Great idea to sit between the group, might turn out to be the hidden function of it.
    Still impressed by the place where alike is possible. Thank you for sharing. Please have a good new week.

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  5. This group is fun, Grace. Your first photo is excellent. Don't you like the way the people interact with the group sculpture?

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  6. Wonderful post Grace. Thank you. You have no idea how much I enjoy these.

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  7. I am enjoying these, since I won't get to see them otherwise! I liked the group, I can imagine they did look real from a distance...sometimes it is hard to understand what an artist has in his mind during the creation! Lovely photos, thank you so much! Have a wonderful week!

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  8. shock to see such an expressive, non-heroic image from a Chinese sculptor. Fairy-like, Red Fairy


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  9. Interesting how the chinese seem to be into painting the bronze! Nice series this has been Grace.

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  10. More amazing sculptures. You are so lucky to have this available in such a beautiful setting.

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  11. These are quite incredible. I'm not sure of the first one, and I think those people who sat in on the meeting of the red gents are pretty cool. The widgets in the rocks - well, they probably have some kind of meaning. I'm impressed with the kind of freedom you have there that allows for a variety of personal expressions...

    Re the new website - looks like the link is fixed and Weebly has fought off an attack on their operation - it's good to go as of tonight.

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  12. These are great. I can't believe all the artwork.

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  13. thanks for sharing this most interesting artwork...the "little suckers" are fun...and yes I'd like one too (I'm sure even one is way out of my price range)! The wood and steel sculpture surprises me every time I look at it again...are those hooves?

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  14. The suckers get my vote, because they look like some animal about to invade us from outer space :-).

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  15. I love those fingers in the first one. Hmmmm, some of these are quite weird...

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  16. The Perth beaches are just perfect for this event. I like the first one the best.

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  17. A fascinating selection of shots Grace, though I must confess i find this little lot rather on teh disturbing side for some reason- almost alien-like...

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  18. I take it all back. The RED one wins - no contest!!!!

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  19. I love bronze sculptures Grace ... and so I suppose it makes me cringe to think this wonderful metal has been painted over with red automobile paint.

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  20. I like this series. A neat way to share art with the public.

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  21. Terrific collection of photos. I almost feel as though I was there. I must agree...the red humans are creepy. Gotta love tourists, though, getting into the scene -- that's great! I'm perplexed by the first piece. What was the artist trying to say about his childhood under Mao? And, I don't know what to make of that wood/steel sculpture! Bizarre.

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  22. I have to say, like a lot of art, some of the sculptures are a little weird to me! LOL

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  23. I ABSOLUTELY love all the red sculptures!I find beautyful and funny, and interactive. For the others, well, less my cup of tea; But the reds, wow, they are really fabulous!

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  24. i love the face on the first but the whole body view .. meh not my cuppa .. the other are fabulous .. and that odd man beast thing .. umm ..

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  25. Je comprends que ces statues puissent choquer certaines personnes, mais moi, je les trouve de bon goût. Elles me plaisent!

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  26. Wow, so much art in public spaces - how wonderful! Thank you for showcasing it all!

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  27. I think you know that our new site is up and running and we like it a lot. I'll be posting on the blogs there in the future.

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  28. I like the second one, the only work vaguely resembling a real sculpture and not a practical joke.

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  29. What a great collection of art and I believe that my favorites are the suckas and the large red childhood sculpture... Fascinating, Grace

    Bises
    Genie

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  30. Wow, what a stunning sculptures these are. Wonderful exhibition and so nice along the sea. Would love to visit it and to see for myself.

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  31. Artistic and funny series, Grace.
    I like these little suckers... haha...

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  32. Creepy or not, I really like those Chinese sculptures, esp. when a few additions were added!

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  33. Some of these are really amazing! The top shot of the red figure is fantastic!

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  34. Hey dear friend, let me give you a big thank you for that sweet and kind words, that you leave on my blog, i fell so happy and good for read it =)

    Strong hug

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  35. Hmmmm, exactly! What the...
    I love "Caiban" though!

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  36. Yes that chinese sculpture of the red people is a little creepy, they look alive but wearing red spandex suits. Like at any moment they are going to pop up... I do love it though, and love the first one. These are great!

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