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9 Sculptures To Collect Right Now

  • Damien Hirst - Bust of Frank, 2008
April 18, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

The oldest of the arts, sculpture has filled many roles in human life. Through the practice of modern and contemporary sculptors, who reconsidered, redefined and reworked its very concept, the three-dimensional art form has certainly come a long way since the marble busts and butts of yore. Having a myriad of manifestations, it now exists in and defines not just physical space, but psychic space, conceptual space, political space, but also our presence in it, our relationship to it, our movement through it, our responsibility for it.

We bring a diverse selection of sculptures by contemporary artists which you can add to your collection.

Featured image: Damien Hirst – Bust of Frank, 2008. All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

  • Daniel Arsham - Future Relic 09 (Keyboard), 2019

Daniel Arsham - Future Relic 09 (Keyboard)

Working at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and performance, Daniel Arsham mines everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. He combines structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical wit to interrogate the real and the imagined.

In the acclaimed series Future Relic, the artist imagines a variety of everyday objects as archeological discoveries from a future, dystopian world. The keyboard appears as an eroding artifact, illustrating how new technologies can quickly become obsolete.

See more info about the work here.

  • Delphine Brabant - Arch, 2015

Delphine Brabant - Arch

The French sculptor Delphine Brabant explores the eternal confrontation of opposing forces – of shadow and light, balance and imbalance, and strength and fragility. Intrigued by the intersection of multiple geometric shapes, she turns them into architectural models, using a range of materials such as plaster, concrete, earth, and steel.

The piece Arch is part of the Variation series where Brabant produces a succession of variations around a simple form of the arch, experimenting with the different ways of constructing or deconstructing it and the various possibilities of displaying it. Composed of broken lines, the sculpture is characterized by a range of shadows on its surface, imparting an interesting dynamic to the entire composition.

See more info about the work here.

  • Hiro Ando - satomi.n, serie battle royale of 4 school girtls, 2015

Hiro Ando - Satomi.n, Serie Battle Royale of 4 School Girls

Through a practice spanning various media, including painting, digital media, sculpture, and video, Hiro Ando conflates traditional and present-day Japan. His sculptures are characterized by the use of monochrome colors and the smooth, shiny materials including resin, porcelain, bronze, and even diamonds, making his works representative of the contemporary Neo-pop art.

Inspired by Battle Royale, the groundbreaking Japanese novel written by Koushun Takami, Ando created the quartet of sculptures depicting four characters from the bestseller. Ando renders these characters as delicate, feminine and graceful, but also regal, heroic, and deadly. Sculptures are executed in gleaming stainless steel, which is polished to play with ideas of luxury, status, tradition, kitsch and high versus low art in a fresh and exciting manner.

See more info about the work here.

  • Okuda San Miguel - Skull​, 2018

Okuda San Miguel - Skull

Working in a range of media, Okuda San Miguel has created a universe characterized by psychedelic colors, skulls and geometric patterns. Using distinctive qualities and contrasts, he deals with complex subjects such as existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, the false freedom of capitalism.

A recurring motif in his work, the Skull is rendered in his distinct vibrant colors and geometric patterns. In the eye sockets of the skull, the artist depicted a motif which appears as cosmos full of stars.

See more info about the work here.

  • Nicolas Rubinstein - MickyFucky

Nicolas Rubinstein - MickyFucky

A French contemporary artist, Nicolas Rubinstein is widely known for his sculptures of famous cartoon icons, especially Mickey Mouse. His work is distilled around the animal representations or the skeleton, chosen as a symbol of life and memory.

The work MickyFucky is an anatomical deconstruction of the Mickey icon, reveal its hidden structure, the inner framework and anatomy. As the artist explains, his work is driven by a conviction that there is a hidden secret, an explanation to find. His work is close to a scientific process, characterized by the search for a message to decrypt.

See more info about the work here.

  • Lindsay Lawson - S.A.D. Lamp (Sweatpants)

Lindsay Lawson - S.A.D. Lamp (Sweatpants)

A multimedia artist, Lindsay Lawson plays with the mundane objects and changes their function by adding or removing elements. She also likes to investigate both physical and virtual spaces, inviting the viewer for a subtle debate on the subject.

The work S.A.D. Lamp (Sweatpants), as the title suggests, featured upside-down sweatpants illuminated by neon lights.

See more info about it here.

  • Remed - Quintessenciel Transparent, 2016

Remed - Quintessenciel Transparent

The work of Remed is a mix between mathematics and calligraphy, seeking precision and simplifying things to make them universal. Inspired in equal measures by classical 20th-century artists such as Modigliani and Léger, as by the Moroccan art of Zellige, he revitalizes these movements, making them contemporary and giving them a feeling of freshness.

The piece Quintessenciel Transparent is from bent, welded, polished, painted and varnished metal. In this piece, he explores and modernizes the Hamsa symbol, also known as the hand of Fatima, known locally as a form of protection from evil, but also a sign of good luck.

See more info about the work here.

  • Damien Hirst - Bust of Frank, 2008

Damien Hirst - Bust of Frank

Contemporary art’s l’enfant terrible, Damien Hirst continues to surprise the public with a witty, genuine, and sometimes even a shocking approach to the craft. His varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing explores the complex relationship between art, life and death.

Bust of Frank depicts Frank Dunphy, Hirst’s business manager of 15 years. It was created on the occasion of Dunphy’s 70th birthday.

See more info about the work here.

  • Stephen Ormandy - Resin Sculpture, 2017

Stephen Ormandy - Resin Sculpture

An Australian contemporary artist, Stephen Ormandy creates work which is the result of the exploration of the subconscious mind. He is looking for vibration and rhythm, the play of line creating positive and negative space, searching for tonal balance through contrast or harmony while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel.

This totem sculpture from 2017 is characterized by the organic form and spirited colors, evoking vibrancy that captures your eye and keeps you revisiting his work. It is an outstanding exploration of fluid continuous movement.

See more info about the work here.