Ruben Orozco’s Eerily Realistic Sculptures

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Using silicone, wood, resin, actual hair, and marble, Mexican sculptor Ruben Orozco crafts realistic depictions of famous figures. Created in varying scales, these entrancing figures have gone viral for their eerie reflection of humanity. He’s created sculptures depicting Frida Kahlo, Pope Francis, and other historical figures. The work may remind you of other sculptors of realistic figures, like Ron Mueck and Kazuhiro Tsuji.

“The most important detail of my work is not the portrait but capturing the essence of being,” he told MSN. “I want people to reflect on the greatness of being human despite the adversities.”

A small sculpture can reportedly take up to 45 days of work by the artist, and often, he’s working 12 hours a day.