Arty Friday 2021: 10 Artists Creating Incredible Contemporary Art Sculptures

Works selected for the Arty Friday sculpture collection
Our selection of Arty Friday sculptures

Time for another of our top 10 picks of young artists for Arty Friday – this time it’s sculptors. We’re curating 10 of the most exciting emerging artists each day this Black Friday to introduce you to some artists that we think are just unmissable. If you find any contemporary art sculptures that you like, be sure to use the code ARTYFRIDAY21 through Monday, November 29th, 2021 to get 5% off your purchase, site-wide. 

Sculpture is a dynamic and interesting art form that young artists are continuously finding new ways to experiment with. Keep scrolling to discover our top picks!

1. Elisa Insua

Elisa Insua, Private Property, 2021, available on Artsper
Elisa Insua, Private Property, 2021, available on Artsper

Artist Elisa Insua’s sculptures are made from materials she finds, as a comment on the unsustainability of overconsumption. Defying what she considers the irresponsible nature of opulence, her artworks are something to behold. 

2. Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark

Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark, Untitled, 2016, available on Artsper
Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark, Untitled, 2016, available on Artsper

Exploring the notion of identity through sculpture, Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark questions “When will the Black body truly escape [from] the guise of the white imagination?” Her work is rooted in authenticity and questions cultural norms. 

3. Jesu Moratiel

Jesu Moratiel, Frozen In A Sun Ray, 2021, available on Artsper
Jesu Moratiel, Frozen In A Sun Ray, 2021, available on Artsper

This Spanish artist based this piece of art on the Greek myth of Icarus. Jesu Moratiel uses amber to trap dead insects as a commentary on climate change, but he has many inspirations, including technology and humans’ impact on nature.

4. Anna M. White

Anna M. White, After the Rain, 2019, available on Artsper
Anna M. White, After the Rain, 2019, available on Artsper

A commentary on the constantly changing and evolving nature of clay, Anna M. White’s work is both fascinating and beautiful. It’s a beautiful message; we shouldn’t hide our scars, we should embrace them. 

5. Veronika Bianchi

Veronika Bianchi, A Play, 2016, available on Artsper
Veronika Bianchi, A Play, 2016, available on Artsper

Sculpture is truly a wonderful medium for exploring human connection, and that’s exactly what Veronika Bianchi has done here. Isn’t it beautiful? 

6. Irina Bast

Irina Bast, Cafe in Paris, 2021, available on Artsper
Irina Bast, Cafe in Paris, 2021, available on Artsper

Sculptor Irina Bast claims that art is a part of her soul, and this is clear from her works. The Russian artist makes use of materials she finds around her to create works which are full of life. 

7. Léo Caillard

Léo Caillard, Aphrodite Sine, 2019, available on Artsper
Léo Caillard, Aphrodite Sine, 2019, available on Artsper

This is a fun twist on classic sculptures! Léo Caillard uses art history to suggest how we may rethink our future… What does this make you think of?

8. Wataru Tominaga

Wataru Tominaga, Study for Pleating 5, 2015, available on Artsper
Wataru Tominaga, Study for Pleating 5, 2015, available on Artsper

As both a fashion designer and an artist, it is unsurprising that Wataru Tominaga has chosen to work with textiles in his artworks – and what incredible results!

9. Desislava Stoilova

Desislava Stoilova, Setting Sunshine, 2019, available on Artsper
Desislava Stoilova, Setting Sunshine, 2019, available on Artsper

Glass paste is not the most common of media, but Desislava Stoilova has certainly mastered its subtleties. So much so that she manages to give her contemporary art sculptures a trompe-l’oeil quality.

10. Cyril de Commarque

Cyril de Commarque, Primitive I, 2021, available on Artsper
Cyril de Commarque, Primitive I, 2021, available on Artsper

An artist known for his impressive installations, Cyril de Commarque is a master of art off the canvas. What do you think?

Have we inspired you to introduce a sculpture into your art collection this Arty Friday? Or perhaps you’ve spotted something which would be perfect for your friend… Tomorrow is our final day of recommendations in collaboration with MTArt, stay tuned! 

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