Miniature Art

In a time where supersized art seems to effortlessly acquire value, it is rather polemic to create miniature art pieces. Working in such a small scale requires craftsmanship, dedication and patience, which provide additional layers of meaning as well as a sense of intimacy to the artwork. Here are some examples of contemporary miniature art:

images via: designer-daily

Dalton Ghetti creates detailed work in the graphite of pencils. Images via: twistedsiffer

Fine-arts photographer Christopher Boffoli created whimsical scenes using food and model toys for his exhibition ‘Big Appetites’. Images via: doublemesh

Sculptor Nic Joly has developed a collection of miniature figures in small-scale narratives entitled ‘Under Foot’. Images via: designboom

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow have created the ‘Baktana’ series, which includes miniature figurines juxtaposed with everyday objects in order to create little narratives. Images via: ifitshipitshere

These miniature sculptures by Issac Cordal are part of his ‘Cement Eclipse’ series that is informed by the artist’s reaction to the use of cement in construction. Images via: designboom

Another series by Issac Cordal called ‘Waiting for Climate Change’, which seems reminiscent of Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ on Crosby Beach. Images via: designboom

Streetart artist Slinkachu arranges his miniature ‘House of God’ scenes around New York City, reflecting loneliness and melancholy. Images via: wonderfullylost 

Thomas Doyle’s microcosmic scenes from his ‘Reclamations Series’ are confined in bell-jars and evoke feelings of omnipotence, transformation and loss. Images via: thomasdoyle

Carrie M. Becker in her photo series ‘Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse’, potrays the doll’s house  as a living environment of a hoarder. The 1/6 scale objects are all handmade by the artist to a remarkably accurate level. Images via: carriembecker’sflickr


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  3. These are amazing. I knew about Slinkachu, have been following his site almost since he started, but I hadn’t been aware of the others. On my blogroll, there’s a separate page for miniatures that you might like to look at:

    in particular I think you’d like Fabiano Fausto Faucz and Alan Wolfson. The work on Minimium is like the Christopher Boffoli stuff, and Lisa Lichtenfels creates astonishing small fabric people.

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