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Realism In Stone Calendar 2013 By leon antar
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My passion as a sculptor involves a technique I uncovered more than 20 years ago — the precise art of creating "virtual records" of contemporary culture — capturing common,... More > everyday items in stone. Essentially, I replicate these items on a real life-scale, complete with meticulous detail. I achieve this absolute realism by incorporating parts of the actual object, as well as custom-made stains, paints, plastics and gold leaf. It's more than art imitating life, it's art mirroring life.< Less
Realism 2015 By leon antar
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Arteriosclerosis HDL=280 BMI=34.6 Junk: America. My passion as a sculptor involves a technique I uncovered more than 20 years ago — the precise art of creating "virtual records" of... More > contemporary culture … capturing everyday objects in carved stone. I am ambivalent about what I sculpt...these foodstuffs, yet I love to carve them since I recognize their significance far beyond what they represent on a store shelf or on someone’s table. Who can know if a bottle of ketchup will exist in 4025AD? Or if a can of soda can stand the test of time as well? In the nature of Vanitas paintings, I strive for an absolute realism in texture and form from a solid block of stone. My sculptures are a record of the present; a preservation of the mundanities and morbidities of our culture for references in years to come.< Less