Sculpture

Popovy Sisters: Haute Couture Art Dolls

Meet the most exquisite dolls, creations of twin sisters Ekaterina and Elena Popovy, two artists and fashion designers living in Russia. These are not just wonderful representations of feminine beauty but complete works of art together with assorted couture costumes, display settings and enchanting stories woven around them.

Popovy dolls, Ballet BJD seriesPopovy dolls, Ballet BJD series

Nathalie Choux, a delicate fantasy world

French ceramist Nathalie Choux started her artistic career as an illustrator and author of children books. With degrees in Applied Arts and Arts Decoratifs in Paris and a year of study at the National School of Puppetry in Prague, Nathalie made a natural turn from graphic to ceramic art, creating a wonderful world both poetic and quirky.

Le Mouton Noir, ceramic sculpture by Natalie ChouxLe Mouton Noir, ceramic sculpture by Natalie Choux

Anna Zueva's paper clay fairies

Anna Zueva, a professional doll artist from Perm, Russia creates whimsical puppets inspired by Slavic fairytales, historical figures or film characters. A graduate of art school as well as of Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture, design department, she made her first art doll in 1990 (gave it as a birthday gift to a friend) and kept delighting the world ever since.

Rider on the melody doll, 2012, Anna ZuevaRider on the melody doll, 2012, Anna Zueva

Sari Liimatta art jewelry

Finish jewelry artist Sari Liimatta graduated in 2003 with a BA in stonework and jewelry design from Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland with a one year scholarship at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Department in Amsterdam.

She uses plastic toy animals (horses, bulls, donkeys, teddy bears, bunnies, even puppy dogs) as work base although her art is not at all cute; better put it is a fascinating, bizarre even morbid representation of the nature. Animal nature, human nature and a reflection of consumerism they all blend in Liimatta’s conceptual aesthetic. The plastic animals are cut into, covered in precious stones, amber or glass beads and pierced with metal pins being meticulously morphed into haunting contemporary jewelry sculptures.

Sari Liimatta, Overbreeding jewelry sculpture, 2010Sari Liimatta, Overbreeding jewelry sculpture, 2010

Tomáš Medek is playing with our imagination

Tomáš Medek's futuristic sculptures are intriguing, unique, multi-shaped and they look, without exception, as taken from outer space. But what we like most is that Medek manages to create these beautiful pieces of art from heavy-handed materials, like Dupont Corian, metal, wood, stone, iron, aluminum or steel. Dupont Corian, only, is a solid surface material composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. Its primary use is in the kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity tops.

Pollen artworkPollen artwork