Monday, October 19, 2009

Artwork-- Atelier Van Lieshout

Atelier Van Lieshout of Rotterdam is best known for its sculptures that look like human bodies or body parts. Here are some of my personal favorites:

Illuminatius -- made from foam, paper mache, and varnish.

Sensory Deprivation Skull -- made from reinforced fiberglass. The double doors open up to a cozy, shag rug interior.

PappaMamma Lamp -- made from nylon and resin. For you cretins who were not alerted by the title to the nuances of the artwork, look closely. Notice the penis in the urethra, the baby in the uterus; all supported by the fallopian tubes and the testicles. Very impressive.

If you want to see more of Lieshout's work, attend the Carpenter Workshop Gallery in London this week or go to the Gallery's website.

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