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Resin Sculpture

In a similar way to other art forms, sculpture is made up of a wide variety of subgenres which have emerged throughout history and across the world. Among them, there is wood sculpture, nude, bronze, animal and even resin sculpture. A sculpture’s genre is defined either by the subject or by the material used to create it.

The use of resin in sculpture is a relatively recent technique in art history. It wasn’t until the 20th century that sculptors slowly started to move away from plaster or bronze casts as well as stone carving in favour of this new synthetic medium.

Compared to other materials used in sculpture, resin has several key advantages. Its chemical composition make it much lighter than other traditional types of sculpture, making it easier to transport. It can also be easily adapted to fit work for a variety of creative needs and is highly weather resistant, making it a good choice for both indoor and outdoor sculptures.

Its creative and innovative possibilities quickly made resin an essential material for sculptures. Duane Hanson was a key Pop Art and Hyperrealist artist whose use of polyester resin to create his sculptures helped to popularise the medium in modern and contemporary art. Hanson works creates lifecasts from live models and he chose resin because its chemical properties allowed him to capture the smallest of details in his models’ clothing, body shape or facial features. Never before had such a likeness been achieved and the success lies partly with the revolutionary discovery of polyester resin.

Although the use of resin has helped artists to achieve wonders when it comes to faithfully representing their subjects, it has been also been used by Nouveau Réalisme artists whose sculptures are not intended to be realistic or representational.

The famous French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, whose real name was Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, regularly worked with polyester resin to create her works, including her monumental sculptures of women, the Nana statues.

A recent scientific invention, resin has seduced a wide range of sculptors, including many French artists who use the material to either portray their model as realistically as possible or, on the other end of the spectrum, to create unrealistic dreamlike figures.

Artsper has a large collection of modern and contemporary resin sculptures from internationally renowned artists such as Xavier Veilhan, as well as up and coming sculptors including Bernard Rives, Anne Juliette Deschamps and Maria De Campos. The variety of the works on offer is an excellent testimony to resin sculpture’s diverse possibilities.

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Hersk, Goldo V1, Sculpture

Hersk

Goldo V1, 2021
30 x 50 x 25 cm
Sculpture

< $ 2,500

Fred Meurice, Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, 2021
21.5 x 14 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$927

Nicolas Krauss, Fast Food Mc Donald, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

Fast Food Mc Donald, 2021
27 x 20 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$4,328

Vincent Sabatier, Goldorak VIII, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Goldorak VIII, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$2,226

Benji Pop Art, Maca-art Chanel Noir S, Sculpture

Benji Pop Art

Maca-art Chanel Noir S, 2021
2 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Sculpture

$87

Âme Sauvage, Panthère sauvage, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Panthère sauvage, 2021
14 x 43 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$519

Spaco, Skull colors gold, Sculpture

Spaco

Skull colors gold, 2019
13 x 11 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$297

Valerie Marty, L'Ange, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

L'Ange, 2021
84 x 45 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$2,300

Noze, Air Jordan Velour Royal, Sculpture

Noze

Air Jordan Velour Royal, 2021
53 x 61 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,855

Shelby, Chaplin Layers, Sculpture

Shelby

Chaplin Layers, 2021
50 x 22 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$2,349

Betsy Enzensberger, Minty, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Minty, 2019
12.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm
Sculpture

$307 $340

Santicri, Violet Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Violet Brush, 2021
40 x 7 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$289 $322

Christophe Comerro, Pand'ours pop art Moncler, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Pand'ours pop art Moncler, 2020
40 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$965

Denis Lepage, Setter Pop2, Sculpture

Denis Lepage

Setter Pop2, 2021
36 x 64 x 28 cm
Sculpture

$1,608

Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong oil tag, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong oil tag, 2021
70 x 37 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$22,011

Joe Suzuki, Balloon Puppy (Gold and magenta), Sculpture

Joe Suzuki

Balloon Puppy (Gold and magenta), 2021
38.1 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm
Sculpture

Sold

Fred Allard, It Bag Aujourd'hui, Sculpture

Fred Allard

It Bag Aujourd'hui, 2020
37 x 19 x 19 cm
Sculpture

$11,129

M.Chat, Baby Cat Original, Sculpture

M.Chat

Baby Cat Original, 2021
50 x 36 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$6,677

Ian Philip, Business Summer Smiley, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Business Summer Smiley, 2021
83 x 26 x 26 cm
Sculpture

$5,070

Thomar, Caviar (Pink), Sculpture

Thomar

Caviar (Pink), 2019
60 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$8,532

Philippe Geluck, La réflexion du Chat, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

La réflexion du Chat, 2016
44 x 42 x 44 cm
Sculpture

$20,403

Sandra Chevrier, La cage où les gens pleurent, Sculpture

Sandra Chevrier

La cage où les gens pleurent, 2018
30 x 22 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$1,694

Diederik Van Apple, Enjoy your life, Sculpture

Diederik Van Apple

Enjoy your life, 2018
24 x 13 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$229

Capocci, Mickey Fuck noir brillant, Sculpture

Capocci

Mickey Fuck noir brillant, 2021
16 x 11 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$371

Speedy Graphito, Karma Super, Sculpture

Speedy Graphito

Karma Super, 2007
40 x 28 x 28 cm
Sculpture

$11,005

Virginia Benedicto, Ariane, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Ariane, 2021
40 x 40 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$3,524

Jacqueline Schäfer, Cactus 3A, Sculpture

Jacqueline Schäfer

Cactus 3A, 2017
21 x 12 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$130

Bruno Roudil, Anthonin, Sculpture

Bruno Roudil

Anthonin, 2019
17 x 43 x 16 cm
Sculpture

$396

Aspencrow, Censored, Sculpture

Aspencrow

Censored, 2020
21 x 11 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$396

Ghost Art, Money Bag Supreme, Sculpture

Ghost Art

Money Bag Supreme, 2020
55 x 45 x 45 cm
Sculpture

$3,586

François Schuiten, L'Atlantic 12, Sculpture

François Schuiten

L'Atlantic 12, 2016
23 x 10 x 43 cm
Sculpture

$1,978

Maxime Davoust, La Grande Victoire Graffée, Sculpture

Maxime Davoust

La Grande Victoire Graffée, 2021
100 x 70 x 70 cm
Sculpture

$7,172

Raphaël Laventure, Joy, Sculpture

Raphaël Laventure

Joy, 2019
130 x 77 x 41 cm
Sculpture

$26,710

Rakel Wajnberg, Malab'art gout steve McQueen vintage, Sculpture

Rakel Wajnberg

Malab'art gout steve McQueen vintage, 2018
60 x 40 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$9,274

Daniel Arsham, Eroded 911 turbo, Sculpture

Daniel Arsham

Eroded 911 turbo, 2020
8 x 13 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$7,419

Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Mario, Sculpture

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Art Toy Mario, 2019
45 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$6,183

Nanan, Renaud, Sculpture

Nanan

Renaud, 2021
29 x 18 x 19 cm
Sculpture

$1,360

Aiiroh, Spartan, Sculpture

Aiiroh

Spartan, 2020
37 x 19 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$5,565

Hiro Ando, Panda San Blue, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

Panda San Blue, 2011
50 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$18,548

Pauline Couble, Le Songe, Sculpture

Pauline Couble

Le Songe, 2019
35 x 22 x 26 cm
Sculpture

$3,462

Antonio Segui, Bacan, Tito & Boby, Tilingo and Julian, Sculpture

Antonio Segui

Bacan, Tito & Boby, Tilingo and Julian, 2002
50 x 100 x 70 cm
Sculpture

$7,419

Stathis Alexopoulos, French Bulldog, Sculpture

Stathis Alexopoulos

French Bulldog, 2019
22 x 20 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$680

Alain Vaissière, Kilou rouge, Sculpture

Alain Vaissière

Kilou rouge, 2017
15 x 15 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$618

Tania Dibbs, Proliferation, Sculpture

Tania Dibbs

Proliferation, 2020
27.9 x 24.1 x 2.5 cm
Sculpture

$400

Niki de Saint Phalle, Nana assise sur un serpent, Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle

Nana assise sur un serpent, 1984
16 x 13 x 11 cm
Sculpture

$68,011

Bernard Rives, Big Misty !, Sculpture

Bernard Rives

Big Misty !, 2017
56 x 37 x 28 cm
Sculpture

$4,019

Alexandre Nicolas, Vanité, Sculpture

Alexandre Nicolas

Vanité, 2003
17 x 17 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$4,699

Nasti, Impression 3D, Sculpture

Nasti

Impression 3D, 2020
27 x 22 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$1,212

Helder Batista, Inclusion Lego, Sculpture

Helder Batista

Inclusion Lego, 2018
40 x 25 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$8,038

Toni Chartier et Guillaume Sea (GT), Vanité Clown velours rose, Sculpture

Toni Chartier et Guillaume Sea (GT)

Vanité Clown velours rose, 2018
20 x 30 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$4,204

Jorn Van Hoorn, The money popper white, Sculpture

Jorn Van Hoorn

The money popper white, 2019
50 x 26 x 36 cm
Sculpture

2,500 - $ 5,000

Brigitte Polémis, Heart love me, Sculpture

Brigitte Polémis

Heart love me, 2017
12 x 14 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$383

Véronique Clanet, Lily - Rose, Sculpture

Véronique Clanet

Lily - Rose, 2019
171 x 75 x 68 cm
Sculpture

$30,914

Jayet, Ours Janus, Sculpture

Jayet

Ours Janus, 2018
60 x 47 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$6,059

Alquimiamc, Colaboracion Atonio Solito skull, Sculpture

Alquimiamc

Colaboracion Atonio Solito skull, 2021
50 x 32 x 43 cm
Sculpture

$50,000

Mauro Corda, Ballon bouche bée vert italien, Sculpture

Mauro Corda

Ballon bouche bée vert italien, 2018
220 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$5,565

Bertrand Grégoire, Mickey Finger dolls, Sculpture

Bertrand Grégoire

Mickey Finger dolls, 2019
28 x 16 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$2,226

Pierre Ribà, Nautile, Sculpture

Pierre Ribà

Nautile, 2010
78 x 73 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$7,172

Saône De Stalh, Nuhara, Sculpture

Saône De Stalh

Nuhara, 2016
44 x 40 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$1,978

Erika Calesini, Happy gum fucsia, Sculpture

Erika Calesini

Happy gum fucsia, 2020
45 x 45 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$3,215

Angelo Lembo, King Duck, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

King Duck, 2020
32 x 30 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$6,925

Mister Luca T, Mickey Campbell’s Soup, Sculpture

Mister Luca T

Mickey Campbell’s Soup, 2020
16 x 7 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$1,360

Françoise Abraham, Baby swing Batman, Sculpture

Françoise Abraham

Baby swing Batman, 2019
30 x 21 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$3,462

Stefan Ivanov, Situation III from the Project Placebo, Sculpture

Stefan Ivanov

Situation III from the Project Placebo, 2016
105 x 38 x 34 cm
Sculpture

$6,554

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