Scribbled Wire Sculptures Mysteriously Appear to Float

Sculptor David Oliveira wrote to us to tell us about his very interesting wire sculptures. At first glance, it seems as though someone has just scribbled ink drawings on top of existing photos. In reality, the Lisbon-born artist who has a degree in Sculpture and a Masters in Artistic Anatomy from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts, twists and turns wire until he creates figures and objects.

How does his background play into his work? “For me, to be able to ‘draw’ I must know and understand the object,” he tells us. “The knowledge of the anatomy is very important, because the skin stretches and changes according to what is underneath. The structure is fixed. The challenge is to correspond the theme with the object. My works live in an ethereal world, like a memory or a dream. The theme has to respect that.

“The spectator has a very important role, because in order to see, he has to fill the empty spaces with his own memories, creating a bond with the sculpture and his own life experiences.”

Adding to the intrigue, mysteriously, some of these pieces look like they’re actually floating. Reminds me of Gavin Worth’s artworks but messier…









David Oliveira’s website and Facebook page





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