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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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Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, 2014
14.6 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,996

Helder Batista, Stoneage 2.1, Sculpture

Helder Batista

Stoneage 2.1, 2021
24.8 x 7.7 x 7.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,288

Spaco, Marianne CD, Sculpture

Spaco

Marianne CD, 2021
7.9 x 6.3 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$304

Jérémy Ferreira, Basketball Luxury Chanel Gold, Sculpture

Jérémy Ferreira

Basketball Luxury Chanel Gold, 2021
31.5 x 43.3 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,932

Betsy Enzensberger, Double Rainbow, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Double Rainbow, 2021
5 x 3 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$345

Art'Mony, Un amour de chien, Sculpture

Art'Mony

Un amour de chien, 2021
9.8 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,309

Santicri, Eggs Pop, Sculpture

Santicri

Eggs Pop, 2021
7.9 x 5.9 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$443

Anany, Pierre de Rêve - Blanc, Sculpture

Anany

Pierre de Rêve - Blanc, 2021
7.9 x 5.5 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$873

Valerian Sioridzé, Buste Lion, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Buste Lion, 2020
10.2 x 4.3 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$607

Lionel le Jeune, Der Fliegende Holländer, Sculpture

Lionel le Jeune

Der Fliegende Holländer, 2021
11.8 x 10.6 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,138

Pimax, Giant Nourf, Sculpture

Pimax

Giant Nourf, 2019
57.1 x 29.5 x 23.6 inch
Sculpture

$12,521

KiKo, MailBox Ourson, Sculpture

KiKo

MailBox Ourson, 2021
51.6 x 13.8 x 9.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,427

Christophe Comerro, Pand'ours Ferrari, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

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

$1,113

Joe Suzuki, Happy Accident - Rabbit (silver and magenta), Sculpture

Joe Suzuki

Happy Accident - Rabbit (silver and magenta), 2020
16.9 x 9.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$3,794

Jasper Emmen, Let's vaccinate with love, Sculpture

Jasper Emmen

Let's vaccinate with love, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,012

Capocci, Mickey Fuck noir brillant, Sculpture

Capocci

Mickey Fuck noir brillant, 2021
6.3 x 4.3 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$379

Anne Pivot-Iafrate, Miss Sacha, Sculpture

Anne Pivot-Iafrate

Miss Sacha, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,403

Philippe Geluck, La réflexion du Chat, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

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

$20,868

Sake STC, Blue Night, Sculpture

Sake STC

Blue Night, 2019
24.8 x 11.8 x 14.2 inch
Sculpture

$6,324

Hetre, Famille Bleu Mat, Sculpture

Hetre

Famille Bleu Mat, 2019
23.6 x 9.4 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$3,794

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

$1,606

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

$506

Ian Philip, Business Bear Hermès, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Business Bear Hermès, 2020
20.1 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,909

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

Louis Magre, le chat de louis, Sculpture

Louis Magre

le chat de louis, 2021
18.1 x 14.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Speedy Graphito, Karma Super, Sculpture

Speedy Graphito

Karma Super, 2007
15.7 x 11 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$11,256

Bruno Roudil, Anthonin, Sculpture

Bruno Roudil

Anthonin, 2019
6.7 x 16.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$405

Virginia Benedicto, Ariane, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Ariane, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,604

Fred Meurice, Flacon I Love Blanche-Neige, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Flacon I Love Blanche-Neige, 2020
8.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$949

Diederik Van Apple, Enjoy your life, Sculpture

Diederik Van Apple

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

$234

Jacqueline Schäfer, Strange Bird 2M, Sculpture

Jacqueline Schäfer

Strange Bird 2M, 2017
7.9 x 7.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$152

François Schuiten, L'Atlantic 12, Sculpture

François Schuiten

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

$2,024

Ghost Art, Money Bag Supreme, Sculpture

Ghost Art

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

$4,047

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

Niki de Saint Phalle

Nana assise sur un serpent, 1984
6.3 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$69,560

Daniel Arsham, Eroded 911 turbo, Sculpture

Daniel Arsham

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

$7,588

Nicolas Krauss, Teddy Love Chrome, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

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

$3,668

Raphaël Laventure, Joy, Sculpture

Raphaël Laventure

Joy, 2019
51.2 x 30.3 x 16.1 inch
Sculpture

$27,318

Vincent Duchêne, Jerrican'art Spyder, Sculpture

Vincent Duchêne

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

$3,162

Stathis Alexopoulos, French Bulldog, Sculpture

Stathis Alexopoulos

French Bulldog, 2019
8.7 x 7.9 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$696

Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Unicorn, Sculpture

Alexandre de Poplavsky

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

$7,588

Hiro Ando, Panda San Blue, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

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

$18,971

Pinkhas, Pez Gold Minnie, Sculpture

Pinkhas

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

$7,335

Nasti, Impression 3D, Sculpture

Nasti

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

$1,239

Vincent Sabatier, Roboclusion - Michael Jackson, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Roboclusion - Michael Jackson, 2020
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,423 $1,897

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

$7,588

Nanan, Renaud, Sculpture

Nanan

Renaud, 2021
11.4 x 7.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,391

Our recommendations Aspencrow, Polar Kid, Ash/Pink, Sculpture

Aspencrow

Polar Kid, Ash/Pink, 2020
11.8 x 8.3 x 7.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,075

Aiiroh, Spartan, Sculpture

Aiiroh

Spartan, 2020
14.6 x 7.5 x 13 inch
Sculpture

$5,691

Alexandre Nicolas, Vanité, Sculpture

Alexandre Nicolas

Vanité, 2003
6.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,806

Yves Pires, Panthère, Sculpture

Yves Pires

Panthère, 2019
15.7 x 47.2 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$9,486

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

Brigitte Polémis, Heart love me, Sculpture

Brigitte Polémis

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

$392

Bernard Rives, Big Misty !, Sculpture

Bernard Rives

Big Misty !, 2017
22 x 14.6 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$4,110

Bertrand Grégoire, Mickey Finger dolls, Sculpture

Bertrand Grégoire

Mickey Finger dolls, 2019
11 x 6.3 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,277

Mauro Corda, Ballon bouche bée vert italien, Sculpture

Mauro Corda

Ballon bouche bée vert italien, 2018
86.6 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,691

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

Toni Chartier et Guillaume Sea (GT)

Vanité Clown velours rose, 2018
7.9 x 11.8 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,300

Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is Beautiful, 2015
5.5 x 9.1 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$2,517

Tania Dibbs, Proliferation, Sculpture

Tania Dibbs

Proliferation, 2020
11 x 9.5 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$400

MNFF, Mickey Pixel Frida, Sculpture

MNFF

Mickey Pixel Frida, 2020
16.1 x 8.3 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,588

Alquimiamc, Colaboracion Atonio Solito skull, Sculpture

Alquimiamc

Colaboracion Atonio Solito skull, 2021
19.7 x 12.6 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$50,000

Paco Raphael, Oh Dear, Sculpture

Paco Raphael

Oh Dear, 2021
9.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,024

Mister Luca T, Campbell’s Soup Mickey, Sculpture

Mister Luca T

Campbell’s Soup Mickey, 2019
6.3 x 2.8 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

Sold

Pierre Ribà, Nautile, Sculpture

Pierre Ribà

Nautile, 2010
30.7 x 28.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,335

Jayet, Ours Janus, Sculpture

Jayet

Ours Janus, 2018
23.6 x 18.5 x 13 inch
Sculpture

$6,197

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