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Dynamic Pixelated Wood Sculptures Are Contemporary Masterpieces

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The wood sculptures of Hsu Tung Han are dynamically fashioned pieces of fine art. The Taiwanese artist is a master of puzzling together pieces of wood into unbelievable figurative sculptures.

This contemporary sculptor thinks of his work as a puzzle, carefully laying out each piece in preparatory drawings and clay models. Then, strips of walnut, teak, or African wax wood are joined together and worked over meticulously.

The highlight of Han’s work are the “pixelations” that appear throughout each figure. Using positive and negative space to great effect, the wood blocks either push or pull. This gives his figures a dynamism that seems to set them in motion. Whether they appear rushing forth or tranquilly pulled apart, each wood sculpture is a masterclass in how artists can manipulate a medium.

See more pixelated wood sculptures by Hsu Tung Han.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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