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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.

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Sculptures

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Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, 2021
24.4 x 13 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

25,000 - $ 50,000

Spaco, Mickey Colors, Sculpture

Spaco

Mickey Colors, 2021
7.9 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$301

Ian Philip, Business Vador, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Business Vador, 2021
33.1 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,893

Pierre Ribà, Bon espoir, Sculpture

Pierre Ribà

Bon espoir, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$7,276

Erika Calesini, Happy gum fucsia, Sculpture

Erika Calesini

Happy gum fucsia, 2020
17.7 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,262

Angelo Lembo, King Duck, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

King Duck, 2020
12.6 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$7,026

PyB, Toro de laguiole, Sculpture

PyB

Toro de laguiole, 2021
7.9 x 11.4 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$301

TMM, Joe Bar Bike, Sculpture

TMM

Joe Bar Bike, 2021
36.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$2,509

Niki de Saint Phalle, L’ange vase, Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle

L’ange vase, 1993
39.4 x 20.5 x 14.6 inch
Sculpture

100,000 - $ 250,000

Jean-Yves Gosti, Le joyeux silex, Sculpture

Jean-Yves Gosti

Le joyeux silex, 2020
15.6 x 8.3 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,140

Fred Meurice, Love Kong, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Love Kong, 2021
17.7 x 5.9 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,945

VL., Heart Skull, Sculpture

VL.

Heart Skull, 2021
6.3 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$125

Santicri, Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Brush, 2021
15.7 x 6.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$326

Nanan, Andrei, Sculpture

Nanan

Andrei, 2021
11.4 x 7.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,380

Patrick Cornée, Cool dog in the street, Sculpture

Patrick Cornée

Cool dog in the street, 2021
11 x 11 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,760

Valerian Sioridzé, Berani, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Berani, 2020
12.6 x 13.4 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,317

Art Vladi, Puma pink, Sculpture

Art Vladi

Puma pink, 2021
14.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,258

Alben, Dark Vador Couteaux, Sculpture

Alben

Dark Vador Couteaux, 2020
18.9 x 16.5 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$6,273

Lee Berthille, Le roi, Sculpture

Lee Berthille

Le roi, 2016
28.7 x 48 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$11,542

David Cumps, Alfons bleu, Sculpture

David Cumps

Alfons bleu, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,136

Natalie Laudon, Boxy comics, Sculpture

Natalie Laudon

Boxy comics, 2020
25.6 x 9.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,646

La Pointe, Love, Sculpture

La Pointe

Love, 2021
3.9 x 4.7 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Jayet, Led Zeppelin rock, Sculpture

Jayet

Led Zeppelin rock, 2021
35.4 x 43.3 x 27.2 inch
Sculpture

$25,091

Mahelle, Heart Macaron, Sculpture

Mahelle

Heart Macaron, 2021
3.7 x 3.5 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$158 $176

Michel Soubeyrand, Mao dog, Sculpture

Michel Soubeyrand

Mao dog, 2018
16.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,136

Aperato, Aperabob Pink Martini, Sculpture

Aperato

Aperabob Pink Martini, 2021
6.7 x 4.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$815

Jean-Jacques Venturini, Rolling Stones–Tongue and Lips, Sculpture

Jean-Jacques Venturini

Rolling Stones–Tongue and Lips, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$2,509

Qiongfei Zhang, Mao guidant le peuple, Sculpture

Qiongfei Zhang

Mao guidant le peuple, 2019
78.7 x 90.6 x 39.4 inch
Sculpture

$100,365

Christine Joy, Little Star, Sculpture

Christine Joy

Little Star, 2019
10 x 8 x 6 inch
Sculpture

$2,000

Janet Sherman, Seven Sevens, Sculpture

Janet Sherman

Seven Sevens, 2016
92 x 23 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$6,800

Joe Suzuki, Balloon puppy (Blue and Violet), Sculpture

Joe Suzuki

Balloon puppy (Blue and Violet), 2021
15 x 11 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$3,387

JB Art, Skull Yellow Bubble, Sculpture

JB Art

Skull Yellow Bubble, 2018
13.4 x 8.9 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,505

Valerie Marty, Piaf Chanel Blanc et noir, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Chanel Blanc et noir, 2020
6.3 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$502

Vlad Olariu, Luxuria II, Sculpture

Vlad Olariu

Luxuria II, 2018
59.1 x 47.2 x 23.6 inch
Sculpture

$12,546

Liesbeth Philippaers, Sweetheart, Sculpture

Liesbeth Philippaers

Sweetheart, 2020
15.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$571

KiKo, Fashion Hermès oil, Sculpture

KiKo

Fashion Hermès oil, 2021
23.6 x 15 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$1,756

Capocci, MICKEY FUCK BLACK MAT, Sculpture

Capocci

MICKEY FUCK BLACK MAT, 2020
6.3 x 2.8 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$376

Christophe Comerro, Pand'ours Ferrari, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Pand'ours Ferrari, 2021
15.7 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,104

Ghost Art, Money Bag Supreme, Sculpture

Ghost Art

Money Bag Supreme, 2020
21.7 x 17.7 x 17.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,366

Jacqueline Schäfer, Strange Bird 4O, Sculpture

Jacqueline Schäfer

Strange Bird 4O, 2018
8.7 x 6.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$151

Louis Magre, Le chat Avengers, Sculpture

Louis Magre

Le chat Avengers, 2020
17.7 x 10.6 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,258

Sandra Chevrier, La cage où les gens pleurent, Sculpture

Sandra Chevrier

La cage où les gens pleurent, 2018
11.8 x 8.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,593

Robert Combas, Jason le cheval écologiste et les deux équilibristes de l’Ave Maria, Sculpture

Robert Combas

Jason le cheval écologiste et les deux équilibristes de l’Ave Maria, 2004
94.5 x 70.9 x 20.5 inch
Sculpture

100,000 - $ 250,000

Vincent Duchêne, Jerrican'art Spyder, Sculpture

Vincent Duchêne

Jerrican'art Spyder, 2019
18.5 x 13.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,136

Philippe Geluck, La réflexion du Chat, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

La réflexion du Chat, 2016
17.3 x 16.5 x 17.3 inch
Sculpture

$20,700

Virginia Benedicto, Ariane, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Ariane, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,576

Diederik Van Apple, Enjoy your life, Sculpture

Diederik Van Apple

Enjoy your life, 2018
9.4 x 5.1 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$232

Speedy Graphito, Karma Super, Sculpture

Speedy Graphito

Karma Super, 2007
15.7 x 11 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$11,166

François Schuiten, L'Atlantic 12, Sculpture

François Schuiten

L'Atlantic 12, 2016
9.1 x 3.9 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,007

Jorn Van Hoorn, Hooked by love white, Sculpture

Jorn Van Hoorn

Hooked by love white, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

2,500 - $ 5,000

Daniel Arsham, Eroded 911 turbo, Sculpture

Daniel Arsham

Eroded 911 turbo, 2020
3.1 x 5.1 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$7,527

Raphaël Laventure, Joy, Sculpture

Raphaël Laventure

Joy, 2019
51.2 x 30.3 x 16.1 inch
Sculpture

$27,099

Nicolas Krauss, Teddy Love Chrome, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

Teddy Love Chrome, 2020
9.1 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,638

Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Unicorn, Sculpture

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Art Toy Unicorn, 2019
21.7 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$7,527

Bruno Roudil, Anthonin, Sculpture

Bruno Roudil

Anthonin, 2019
6.7 x 16.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$401

Stathis Alexopoulos, French Bulldog, Sculpture

Stathis Alexopoulos

French Bulldog, 2019
8.7 x 7.9 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$690

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

Rakel Wajnberg

Malab'art gout steve McQueen vintage, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$9,409

Alexandre Nicolas, Vanité, Sculpture

Alexandre Nicolas

Vanité, 2003
6.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,767

Betsy Enzensberger, Red & Magenta Glitter Popsicle, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Red & Magenta Glitter Popsicle, 2019
25 x 10 x 10 inch
Sculpture

$3,513

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

Antonio Segui

Bacan, Tito & Boby, Tilingo and Julian, 2002
19.7 x 39.4 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$7,527

Hiro Ando, Panda San Blue, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

Panda San Blue, 2011
19.7 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$18,818

Pinkhas, Pez Gold Minnie, Sculpture

Pinkhas

Pez Gold Minnie, 2018
39 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,276

Nasti, Impression 3D, Sculpture

Nasti

Impression 3D, 2020
10.6 x 8.7 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,229

Brigitte Polémis, Heart love me, Sculpture

Brigitte Polémis

Heart love me, 2017
4.7 x 5.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$389

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