It is in Koumac in New Caledonia that the adventures of Jim, our macabre skull artist, begin, in the year 1959. He is known as Jim Skull, due to its extraordinary obsession with skulls.
He goes to New Zealand, stops over New Hebrides, discovers Australia, India and lands in Hong-Kong. In his travels gets many human experiences, cultural and ritual; experiences that mark and serve as inspiration for his future works of art.
He returns to his hometown, Paris, in 1976, studies in Estienne school, and later in the Applied Arts School Olivier-de-Serres.
In 1980 he creates his first skulls. His vocation is now revealed and will never leave him. Since then has continued to investigate new fabrics, techniques and materials to shape his work.
He holds exhibitions in Parisian bars, takes part in the Salons d’Art, improves his technique… creating the refined result we know of today, stunning works of art.
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Posted on March 19, 2010
Gunther Von Hagens and the plastination
Gunther Von Hagens is the name of a controversial German scientist who uses the technique of plastination with human cadavers to create artistic macabre sculptures, showing the human anatomy to the public, whose vital organs are rigid and intact.
The process basically consists of removing water from a body by cold acetone and then replacing it with a hardenable plastic solution, to subsequently create the vacuum, obtaining that this fluid reaches the last cell.
The bodies prepared with this method cause surprise and controversy in the world today. Hated by the most conservative people, and praised by art lovers and some scientists. His work is a real contribution to art and medicine, introducing the human body as it is, providing a better understanding of health and anatomy.
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Posted on October 23, 2009
The Art of Scott Radke
With careful modeling and an incredible use of paint, Scott Radke shows his dark inner world as adorably creepy sculptures, with a peculiar charm and a distinct style.
The sculptures are handmade one by one with epoxy and painted in detail with acrylics, which makes them unique pieces. If you are interested you can buy them for between $800 and $1000, and if not you can always visit his website and enjoy the gallery.
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Posted on October 21, 2009
Jeremi Rimel – Autopsy Babies
Posted on October 15, 2009
I am left speechless at seeing the work done by Kris Kuksi. This macabre artist creates stunning sculptures, realistic paintings and masterful illustrations, all with an impressive level of detail.
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Posted on October 11, 2009