Korea-based artist Seung Mo Park creates astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures by meticulously wrapping wire on fiberglass forms. The works shown here are part of the artist’s Human series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body. Upon close inspection, one can see just how tightly and uniformly the wires are composed, reflecting the time-consuming effort put into each piece. Like the rings of a tree, the wire designs offer a visual sense of time and texture.
Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is a brilliant visual designer who is renowned all over the world for his creative minds and has done work for companies like Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota and IKEA. “We are living in a wired world. No matter how wireless technologies have developed. We need those cables, lines to transfer electricity and data”, said by Tsevis. Due to his fascination about this wired world, he created intricate illustrations feature a maze of wires tangled together to form people and animals. Those perfectly arranged wires, from cord to cable, are snaking out towards the edges in his illustrations and magically create a sense of motion. Tsevis says, “All of them have to do with the relationship between the network and the human body and spirit.”
Below incredibly detailed crafted figurative sculptures are created by Korean artist Seung Mo Park carefully wrapping aluminum wire based on fiberglass forms. Each sculpture of Park’s presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body as well as the naturally flowing condition of draped garments. The pleats and seams in clothing pop to life; Eyes, ears, and noses are realistically recreated. From those tightly and uniformly composed wire, you can easily imagine how much effort is need to put into each piece.
In today’s poster, I am to introduce a kind of special art to you, “Wire Knit” which is created by a talented artist Blanka Sperkova. There are 17 works presented here and you can see more by visiting her website.
Blanka Sperkova began to experiment with wire in 1970. Inspired by tradional wire techniques used by Slovak tinkers. She does not, however, use traditional tinker techniques. Rather, she has created a unique technique of finger knitting, which uses neither knitting needles nor other tools. Using a basic loop, she creates both sculptures and jewelry.
She has applied her wire techniques to her work in animated films and graphics. She often manipulates the airy transparency of knitted wire to create within forms that demonstrate an expressive interplay between light and shadow.