The sculptures of Kim Won Geun depict underworld characters with unexpected vulnerability and humor. Often crafted in wood or epoxy resin and acrylics, these works range in size, yet have garnered fans across art fairs in handheld heights. The artist’s work recently turned heads at CONTEXT Art Miami in December.
Wesley T. Wright’s stoneware sculptures put surreal touches on the natural world. His new show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, titled “Ark of Man,” highlights the artist’s interest in folklore. The show runs April 5-28 at the Los Angeles venue. (Wright was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.)
In the short film “Clockwork Monsters: The Art and Automata of Thomas J. Kuntz,” viewers garner insight into the multimedia artist known as a master of automata. The short, helmed by Ronni Thomas and designed by Vince Rose, lets us hear directly from Kuntz, who began his career designing scale model kits. Today his automata and sculptures carry horror and pop undertones. Kuntz was last featured on HiFructose.com here. See the film below.
Anne Mondro uses thin steel and copper wire to crochet part of the anatomy, each carrying both an unsettling texture. Her work is described as exploring “the physical and emotional complexity of the human body.” The artist also crafts digital prints that reflect on the connections between humans.
Using video work and other technology, Maarten Baas creates clocks that appear to be inhabited by men who appear to be manually keeping time, each actually a 12-hour recorded performance being displayed. He’s created these in varying scales, from human-sized grandfather clocks to the major project Schiphol clock, located international terminal of an Amsterdam airport.
Matthew Monahan uses materials like paper to craft decidedly human and vulnerable sculptures. The artist’s entire practice uses a variety of materials. What carries through in each of his works is his penchant for conveying people in unexpected ways.