Typically using marble and bronze, Lautaro Saavedra crafts beings that appear to be ripped by mythology, yet exist within the artist’s own canon. The human-animal hybrids even more approachable than classical sculpture in their size, rendered at a height as to be holdable for the viewer.
“His symbolic universe is reminiscent of Greek and Egyptian art while giving a breath of life to the vanguards of the twenty-first century,” a statement says. “Perfecting detailed anatomical rendering, Lautaro combines the forms of a human body with animal heads in a style that features unusual shapes and texture. His hybrid anthropomorphic beings represent the tragic, hilarious, and ironical sides of life. Each sculpture embodies the temperament of Lautaro, and his nature balancing passion, impulse, and reflection.”
See more of the artist’s work below.