Samuel Salcedo’s Surreal, Vulnerable Figures

by Andy SmithPosted on

The surreal sculptures of Samuel Salcedo add both distortion and vulnerability to the human form. The Spanish artist plays with texture and scale, creating intimacy in both nude figures and massive faces adorning gallery walls. Most of the pieces carry humor: All of them are packed with bare humanity.

“In Samuel Salcedo art, irony mixes with great sympathy to the humans,” a statement says. “His realistically made sculptures show ridiculous, funny and sometimes touching heroes often show naked. Despite of the small scale, Samuel’s works truly and deeply show all the complex of the human loneliness and confusion.”

See more of the artist’s work below.

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