Ultrarealistic Silicone Figures
The incredible sculpting work of Evan Penny! For each figure he uses materials such as silicone, pigment, hair, and aluminum.
A review about the artist (by Blake Gopnik, from Artforum: Picks – Evan Penny at Sperone Westwater, 2009) :
Facile spectacle. Hollywood special effects. Technique for the sake of technique. There’s no denying that those all seem likely, credible reactions to the ultrarealistic silicone figures of Evan Penny. Works by Duane Hanson and Ron Mueck seem impressionistic by comparison.) Yet even an eye immune to spectacle and craft can find these works compelling. That could be because, for all the stunning three-dimensionality that seems so central to them, the real referent of this sculpture photography. It turns our culture’s crucial pictorial experience into a material one. (…)
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