Bringing the digital to ‘real life,’ Perth-based artist Paul Kaptein creates heavily warped interpretations of the human figure. Hand-carving large blocks of wood, the figurative sculptures are occasionally split by the lamination process, an effect that produces distinct fissures that add to the sense of distortion. Describing his works as an examination of unexplored binaries such as ”expansion and contraction, interconnection and incompleteness,” the pieces inspire a dialogue on perspective and relationships within a growing tech-oriented environment. Kaptein is currently exhibiting his “Future Perfect” show at the Krause Gallery in New York, which will run until January 26, 2016. You can see more from Paul at his website here.
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