Jan 29, 2019
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Everyday Clothes Carved Out of Marble

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Alex Seton is a Sydney-based artist born in 1977. Seton graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 1998 and has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally since.

Seton is best known for his realistic sculptures carved from marble. In the selection below, we explore Seton’s recreations of everyday clothing like hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts. The way he is able to create the appearance of creases and folds is truly mind-blowing.

Alex’s preferred material is Carrara marble, a type of white or blue-grey marble that is quarried at the city of Carrara, located in the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. The marble has been used for sculpture and building decor since the time of Ancient Rome. [Source]

Seton is represented by the Sulivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery in Sydney and the Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane. Also be sure to check out AlexSeton.com for more.

[via BlackShadowRose]

 

Chorus 03 – 2012
bianco carrara marble, stainless steel
80 x 55 x 15 cm

Photographs by Per Ericson

 

 

Soloist – 2012
bianco carrara marble
95 x 75 x 70 cm

Photographs by Per Ericson

 

 

Refrain – 2012
bianco carrara marble
15 x 80 x 70 cm

Photograph by Per Ericson

 

 

Strength – 2009
bianco carrara marble and resin inlay
6 x 30 x 33 cm

 

 

All Work and No Play – 2009
bianco carrara marble, graphite and stainless steel
80 x 56 x 8 cm

 

 

Chorus 01 – 2012
bianco carrara marble, stainless steel
80 x 55 x 15 cm

Photograph by Per Ericson

 

 

Anonymous – 2010
bianco carrara marble
75 x 44 x 33 cm

 

 

See more at AlexSeton.com

 

 

 

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