sam jinks sculpts hyper-realistic portraits at art stage singapore
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jan 13, 2014
sam jinks sculpts hyper-realistic portraits at art stage singapore


sam jinks sculpts hyper-realistic portraits for art stage singapore
(above) unsettled dogs, 2012
silicone, pigment, resin, human hair and fur
64 x 62 x 23cm, edition of 3 + 2ap
all images courtesy of the artist and sullivan+strump

 

 

 

emotional vulnerability is both the theme and result of australian artist sam jinks‘ hyper-realistic sculptural portraits. each humanoid artwork is carefully and meticulously constructed from silicone, fiberglass, resin and calcium carbonate, and their details ripened by biological mediums like human hair, demonstrating an abundance of anatomical and physiological accuracy. avoiding straightforward portraiture by casting his anthropocentric figures large-scale, smaller-than-life sized, or interlaced with animal parts suggests to the observer a curious sense of intimacy with the subject. they narrate brief, and often private moments in time — life cycles and different stages of development create generations of figures frozen in time. jinks will be included in the ‘platforms australia’ exhibition at art stage singapore 2014, presenting a self-portrait work in the group exhibition.

 

take a look at the video below for an close look at the artist’s creative process, and painstaking hand-work involved in the making of each sculptural representation:

 

 


sam jinks
video courtesy of sullivan + strumpf

 

 


untitled (boy), 2013
silicone, pigment, resin and human hair
approx 15 x 86 x 24cm

 

 


untitled (boy), 2013
silicone, pigment, resin and human hair
approx 15 x 86 x 24cm

 

 


divide, 2011
silicone, resin and horse hair
84 x 60 x 66 cm

 

 


hanging man, 2007
mixed media
132 x 47 x 27 cm

 

 


hanging man, 2007
mixed media
132 x 47 x 27 cm

 

 


still life (pieta) 2007
mixed media
160 x 123 x 40 cm

 

 


duo, 2008-2010
mixed media
130 x 28 x 19 cm

 

 


duo, 2008-2010
mixed media
130 x 28 x 19 cm

 

 


small things, 2012
silicon, human hair and resin
10 x 36 x 36cm

 


small things, 2012
silicon, human hair and resin
10 x 36 x 36cm

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