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The Top 10 Marble Sculptures On Artsper Right Now
Get inspired 01 Aug 2022

The Top 10 Marble Sculptures On Artsper Right Now

Whether it’s abstract compositions, a return to classical forms or a tribute to nature, marble sculpture is as varied as it is popular. To discover the most beautiful contemporary works, here are the top 10 best sculptures on Artsper right now!

1. Memory 1, a masterpiece of contemporary marble sculpture

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Domenico Ludovico, Memory 1, 2017, available on Artsper

Through marble sculpture, Domenico Ludovico explores the notion of discovery. Like an alchemist, he sculpts, experiments and remodels ad infinitum, to propose very moving pieces. Here contrasts dialogue intensely, such as red and black, roundness and lines, harmony and chaos. This tension between opposition and adequacy makes Memory 1 a true masterpiece of contemporary sculpture.

2. Maria Chiara Re’s sculpture, between delicacy and maturity

Maria Chiara Re, Sculpture sur marbre noir de Belgique,
Maria Chiara Re, Sculpture sur marbre noir de Belgique, 2021, available on Artsper

Despite her young age, Maria Chiara Re handles marble with delicacy and maturity. Especially the sculpture in Carrara marble, of which she likes to imitate erosion and natural patterns. Beyond the notable aestheticism of this work, Chiara Re develops here an anthropological, cultural and psychosocial approach.

3. Tired face, or the beauty of resilience

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Santicri, Tired face (Black Edition), 2020, available on Artsper

A mixture of marble, resin and gold leaf, this sculpture highlights the incredible technical mastery of the artist Santicri. Inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi, this work speaks of the beauty of imperfections and wounds. In the end, it becomes an allegory of resilience, revealing all the poetry and power of resilience.

4. Hope, when classical marble sculpture meets contemporary art

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Benjamin Dearnley, Hope, 2019, available on Artsper

This marble sculpture is of great finesse, as much as in the substance as is the form. Taking up the codes of classical sculpture, this hand hides a symbol of a theme that is both timeless and very contemporary: hope. Benjamin Dearnley invites us to relativize and remember that every dark period eventually gives way to light.

5. Link… the alliance of elegance and authenticity

Irena Tone, Link…, 2020, available on Artsper

Multidisciplinary artist Irena Tone likes to question the importance of simple and common symbols. Made in Ukraine in 2020, this sculpture evokes the link between people, elements and worlds that are fundamentally different. It does this by combining white marble and raw steel in elegant and authentic intertwining chains, symbols of the eternal.

6. Co-existence II, marble sculpture as rebirth

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Herrel, Co-existence II, 2022, available on Artsper

Herrel has an undisguised admiration for marble, which is so noble and untamed. This material allows the artist to go against the grain of an era that sacralizes the ephemeral. As its name indicates, this sculpture deals with the coexistence of nature and culture. Between tension and fusion, this cohabitation gives birth to a new form of life.

7. Composition – Genesis, a work that is both aerial and robust

Milko Dobrev, Composition - Genesis
Milko Dobrev, Composition – Genesis, 2021, available on Artsper

Made of bronze and marble, this work by Milko Dobrev does not leave anyone indifferent. The marble base supports the abstract composition made of bronze, which itself seems to cuddle a semi-precious stone. This marble sculpture is at the same time airy and robust. A free and graceful dance, which invites the spectators to enjoy a new journey.

8. Mountain, planting a seed, a political and poetic message

Marie Labat, Montagne, planter une graine
Marie Labat, Montagne, planter une graine, 2021, available on Artsper

This work by Marie Labat, an artist and farmer, was created following the confinement of 2020. It deals with the general awareness to return to the basics. On the one hand, the return to the work of the land, which could open the door to a new world. On the other hand, a failing system, which derails at the first incongruous grain of sand. By its hybrid character, this sculpture calls for political uprising and poetic recollection.

9. Art Toy Unicorn, marble sculpture and human complexity

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Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Unicorn, 2019, available on Artsper

Easily recognizable, Alexandre de Poplavsky’s works stand out with their subtly intertwined black and white lines. But these small two-tone labyrinths are not only aesthetic, they represent our life choices. Like human existence, this work is a joyful mishmash of marble, resin, plexiglass, silver leaf… and even butterflies!

10. Fortune cookie sculpture, the art of the well-kept secret

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Reda Amalou, Fortune cookie sculpture, 2019, available on Artsper

Here, Reda Amalou offers us an amazing marble sculpture. A nod to Chinese fortune cookies that are supposed to predict the future, this work honors the beauty of mystery. In the center of the two parts of marble that fit together, there is a bronze plate enclosing a secret message. It’s a sculpture that perfectly combines the intriguing, imposing and intimate.

Marble sculpture, a protean journey

A medium that is very difficult to master and considered noble since the dawn of time, marble offers many creative possibilities.  Whether it’s with a poetic journey, political message or introspective dialogue, to our great delight, contemporary artists are taking over marble sculpture!

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