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Artist Recreates His Face with 5,000 Urethane Fish


This 65-pound sculptural Self Portrait by artist Kevin Champeny is a medley of multi toned hand-cast urethane fish–5,000, to be exact. Each individual structure serves as a necessary pixel representing the entirety of Champeny's own face, like an intriguing work of sculptural pointillism.

The artist says, “It is very painstaking work, I design, sculpt, mold, cast in color (none of the pieces are painted) and glue each piece individually to create the overall look. The idea came out of a desire to blur the line between painting, photography and sculpture.  I chose the mosaic idea as a vehicle to create tension and a conversation between the sculpted pixels and the image they create.”




Kevin Champeny on Tumblr
via [L'acte Gratuit]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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