Paul Kaptein: Hand-carved warped human forms

Paul Kaptein: Hand-carved warped human forms

Sculpting is one of the most demanding disciplines of art: Just to catch a glimpse at the real volume of an object is hard, but distort it and still achieve an artistic expression if a beautiful deed.

Perth-based artist Paul Kaptein works with large blocks of laminated wood to reveal warped and distorted human figures, some pierced with a smattering of holes linked with drawn lines like star constellations. The hand-carved busts and figurative sculptures are additionally punctuated by gaps formed from the laminating process, creating the impression of digital glitches or images skewed by poor reception.

The hand-carved busts and figurative sculptures are additionally punctuated by gaps formed from the laminating process, creating the impression of digital glitches or images skewed by poor reception.

Kaptein says he’s interested in examining the undefined area between expansion and contraction, or interconnection and incompleteness. Even as the viewer walks around each piece, it continues to surprise as the warped nature of each artwork continues to push and sink in seemingly every direction. Kaptein currently has

Kaptein currently has some projects at hand as part of an exhibition titled “ Future Perfect ” at Krause Gallery in New York through January 26, 2016.

Check out some of his work in the gallery below!

Published on: March 2016
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