Realistic and Surreal Sculptures Made Of Wood

By | December 1, 2014

These aren’t your average wooden sculptures. Paul Kaptein creates realistic and surreal sculptures made of wood that will surely amaze you. Based in Australia, he hand carves wood so brilliantly, it is as if it was moulded with clay.

From the mind-bending ”And in the endless sounds there came a pause” which is a seated monk with warped and distorted proportions, to “The archivist”, a realistic sculpture of a man’s arm holding a smartphone, his works are truly something to stare at.

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“and in the endless sounds there came a pause”
2014
laminated hand carved wood
63 x 61 x 61 cm

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“Every breath, a dying star”
2014
laminated hand carved wood, graphite
50 x 48 x 28 cm

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“Limber”
2013
laminated, hand carved wood (Poplar – Liriodendron tulipifera)
h83 x w45 x d19

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“Nothing is accomplished by hearing a piece of music (Experimental Listener)”
2013
laminated, hand carved wood (Huon Pine – Lagarostrobos franklinii)
h70 x w30 x d21

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“Untitled”
Mandorla Art Award 2014 – Winner
Laminated, hand carved wood.
h58 w28 d30cm
2014

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“A Fast Death (Supernumerary)”
2013
laminated, hand carved wood (Jelutong – Dyera costulata, Western Red Cedar –  Thuja plicata)
h21 x w17 x d39

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“The Archivist”
2013
laminated, hand carved wood (Poplar – Liriodendron tulipifera)
h35 x w9 x d8cm