Bizarre Body Sculptures Only These Italian Artists Can Create

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settimo cielo contemporary sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Do you like art? Are you an artist? Humans have always kept art into their life, since the beginning of their existence. Throughout the centuries, art changed or found new and additional ways of expression.

In this article we will show you one of these styles: contemporary art and the bizarre yet astonishing creations of two Italian sculptors that impressed the viewer with weird human bodies. Artworks that convey messages and, for sure, are gaining a lot of attraction thanks to their surreal look: so weird and unusual but, at the same time, so real in their texture and colours.

They are Sara Renzetti e Antonello Serra and these are 8 of their insane pieces of art that will let anyone shout loud “What?”. 8 contemporary sculptures that are shocking the world and may let you wonder if they are living aliens or human mutants.
First of all, a little introduction to give you a bit of background.

What’s art?
“Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.”
(Source: Wikipedia).

What’s sculpture?
“The most enduring and, arguably, the greatest form of fine art known to man, sculpture has played a major role in the evolution of Western culture. Its history and stylistic development are those of Western art itself. It is a key indicator of the cultural achievements of Classical Antiquity, and became an important influence on the development of Renaissance art in Italy. Together with architecture, it was the principal form of monumental religious art which for centuries (c.400-1800) was the driving force of European civilization. Even today, although continuously evolving, sculpture is still the leading method of expressing and commemorating both historical figures and events.”
(Source: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ART).

What’s contemporary art?
“The term contemporary art is loosely used to refer to art of the present day and of the relatively recent past, of an innovatory or avant-garde nature. In relation to contemporary art museums, the date of origin for the term ‘contemporary art’ varies.”
(Source: Tate Art Gallery London)

“Contemporary Art offers works with a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts and subjects that challenge the traditional and defy easy definition. Artists explore ideas, concepts, questions and practices of the past with the aim to understand the present and envision the future.”
(Source: WideWalls).

Now that we know a little bit about art, let’s enjoy the astonishing yet suggestive view of Sara and Antonello’s artworks.

 

1. SANTISSIMI. Migrants OVIS Viandanti

santissimi migrants sculptures
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Wayfarers faithful to the way of human people, celebrating the exile from the constancy and the principle of identity.
The desire to transition, the joy of being reduced to beholding the uncertain end.
Banned the pride and loyalty, it exudes a new dimension of consciousness that, in the body itself now blasphemed, gasps the epic of a new existence.
We are in transhumance.
Fall and Spring
People, herds and shepherds.

Media: silicone sculpture, wood, iron.
Size: 190 x 47 x 30 cm.
Year: 2015

 

2. SANTISSIMI. épave 35” 29′ 54° N 12” 36′ 18° E

épave contemporary sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

In the sea.
Water in the water, extensive and free, it rains in the air.
Cried drops and avalanches.
Cross than me often emigrate.
River the body, wave passes, in oceanic agony, the motion to become.
Where the prow is the stern.
Mountain than me, below, the aqueous meters flow.
I obelisk, riding the bridge and I fall horse.
I end
Rest.

Media: silicone sculpture, white laquered wood, iron.
Size: 185 x 77 x 31 cm.
Year: 2015

 

3. SANTISSIMI. Migrants [self portrait]

migrants self portrait sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Wayfarers faithful to the way of human people, celebrating the exile from the constancy and the principle of identity.
The desire to transition, the joy of being reduced to beholding the uncertain end.
Banned the pride and loyalty, it exudes a new dimension of consciousness that, in the body itself now blasphemed, gasps the epic of a new existence.
We are in transhumance.
Fall and Spring
People, herds and shepherds.

Media: silicone sculpture, wood, iron.
Size: 180 x 80 x 48 cm
Year: 2015

 

4. SANTISSIMI. M O M 2016

m o m 2016 contemporary sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Media: silicone sculpture, rope.
Size: 185 x 140 x 120 cm

 

5. SANTISSIMI. MENTALESE ATTO III

Santissimi Mentalese Atto III
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Representation of the act when it happens.
Memory and symbol of a figurative language.

Media: silicone sculpture.
Size: 97 x 40 x 55 cm.
Year: 2015

 

6. SANTISSIMI. MENTALESE ATTO II (Orbita)

mentalese atto ii orbita sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Representation of the act when it happens.
Memory and symbol of a figurative language.

Media: Silicone sculpture.
Size: 40 x 70 x 152 cm
Year: 2014

 

7. SANTISSIMI. Mentalese Atto I (Le vertigini)

mentalese atto i le vertigini sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

Representation of the act when it happens.
Memory and symbol of a figurative language.

Year: 2014

 

8. SANTISSIMI. Horror Vacui 2012

horror vacui 2012 contemporary sculpture
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi
horror vacui
Sara Renzetti & Antonello Serra | Santissimi

If you would like to know more about these two artists you can visit their website SANTISSIMI.

What do you think about these sculptures? Are they attractive or repulsive? Peculiar or freaky? Would you see them better in a horror film or in a museum?

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