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Korea's Largest Hyperrealstic Public Art Exhibtion 'Hyperrealsim: Nothing is Static' by Carole Feuerman

World Renowned, Hyperrealist Sculptor Carole A. Feuerman’s First Show in South Korea

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Carole A. Feuerman has been invited to take part in a major Hyperrealism Group Exhibition at the Daejeon Musuem of Art in Daejeon City, South Korea. The exhibition is entitled Hyperrealism: Nothing is Static and will be running from September 4th through December 20th 2015.

As a veteran hyperrealist, Feuerman is keen to participate in such an exciting milestone for her artistic genre with over 80 works going on display from 16 different artists from eight different countries.

The Golden Mean , 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches. 

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches. 

The Daejeon Museum’s mission with this exhibition is to celebrate and explore the history of Hyperrealism as well as consider its future evolution. This group museum exhibition is scheduled to travel onto Seoul next, followed by Taiwan, then Singapore, and Japan.

Kendall Island , 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Through her work, Feuerman seeks to synthesize simulated hyper reality with a masterful illusionary effect that stimulates and elevates everyday reality.

Her sculptures are hailed for their meticulous manipulations of the human form, which translate into tangible presentations of complex, emotive figures that depict individually crystalized narratives.

Monumental Quan , 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 67 x 60 x 43 inches. 

Monumental Quan, 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 67 x 60 x 43 inches. 

Feuerman is a virtuoso sculptor capable of reflecting a vast range of human emotions in her work. From wrinkles to veins, the technical prowess honed over a forty-year career is evident in every one of her Swimmers.

Olympus  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 168 x 66 inches.

Olympus, 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 168 x 66 inches.

She confronts viewers with her hyper real figures and challenges them to achieve a fuller actualization of their senses.

Her sculptures are constantly bringing us into deeper dialogue with ourselves about how we define our own reality and whether we are willing to renew that definition.

Are we willing to expand our perceptual horizons as well as defy any or all temporal limitations in order to see infinity in the details of life?

Feuerman exceeds reality and she invites any one bold enough to join her.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball , 2011. Oil on Resin. 45 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, 2011. Oil on Resin. 45 x 60 x 43 inches.

Capri  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 30 x 20 x 11 inches.

Capri, 2013. Oil on Resin. 30 x 20 x 11 inches.

Balance,   2010. Oil on Resin. 36 x 32 x 18 inches.

Balance, 2010. Oil on Resin. 36 x 32 x 18 inches.


Carole A. Feuerman Solo Show: 'New Works' at KM Fine Arts Chicago by Carole Feuerman

Miniature Serena , 2015, Oil on resin with red Swarovski Crystal cap, 10 x 17 x 8 inches.

Miniature Serena, 2015, Oil on resin with red Swarovski Crystal cap, 10 x 17 x 8 inches.

Carole A. Feuerman | New Works

July 31 – September 15, 2015

Artist Cocktail Reception: July 31, 5-8pm

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Chicago, IL (May 19, 2015) - KM Fine Arts is pleased to announce Carole A. Feuerman | New Works, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by the artist, on view from July 31, – September 15, 2015 at the gallery’s Chicago location at 43 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611. The exhibition will feature a selection of both life-size and small-scale works by the artist. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 31, from 6-9pm with the artist in attendance.

Carole Feuerman (b.1945) has received critical acclaim for her hyperrealist sculptures of swimmers and bathers for over forty years. A number of her most iconic images, including Balance, Serena and Miniature Quan will be featured in the exhibition alongside life-size works, Christina and Next Summer. Executed in painted resin with tactile flesh and meticulous detail, Feuerman’s sculptures have a presence that is both contemporary and classical. While it is not uncommon for hyperrealist work to seem cold and unapproachable, Feuerman’s bathers, balanced and calm, are unexpectedly intimate and inviting.

Genuine mink fur is used for the replication of eyelashes and hair, and the details of the tanned skin, fingernails, and bathing suit ripples are painstakingly painted on. These details combined with the perfectly formed water droplets made of clear resin create astonishingly life-like sculptures. A number of swimmers are even dressed with swim caps that are bejeweled with red and crystalline Swarovski Crystals. The artist states that she, “sculpt[s] the human figure so lifelike, the pieces seem to breathe...This can take up to 100 different coats of paint, and glazing and sanding in between coats, to get the finish and luminosity needed. From start to finish, the process of creating a sculpture can take from 6 months to several years.”

Next Summer , 2012, Oil on Resin, 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012, Oil on Resin, 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

In addition to her resin and oil sculptures, Feuerman is also works actively with bronze. Two of her bronze works, Miniature Tree and Miniature Diver will be featured in the exhibition. The body of the diver is arched into a sensuous C-shape and speaks to her understanding of the golden mean: an ancient mathematical equation epitomizing balance and proportion. The bather featured in Miniature Tree is posed with an S-curve, or contrapposto, typical of classic Greek and later Renaissance sculpture. 

Feuerman lives and works in New York. She has had six museum retrospectives and her work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, The State Hermitage, and The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, to name a few. Among her many honors are 1st-Prize-Best in Show at the Beijing Biennale, the Amelia Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Sculpture Award, and the Medici Award. Her work is in the selected collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and Credit Suisse Collection. Selected public collections include Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum and Art-st-Urban.

Miniature Diver   , 2014, Bronze with 24 karat gold leaf, 24 x 8 x 6 inches.

Miniature Diver, 2014, Bronze with 24 karat gold leaf, 24 x 8 x 6 inches.

About Carole A. Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades in which she has pioneered new approaches to sculpture. Working in both monumental and life size, she is the only figurative artist to hyperrealistically paint bronze for use in outdoor public art, and the only sculptor to install these sculptures in the water.

While attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, she painted 13 album covers used by Time Warner Records including, but not limited to, The Rolling Stones World Tour Book, Alice Cooper, and Aretha Franklin. She has been honored with six major museum retrospectives to date.  Her work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, the State Hermitage, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Archeological Museum di Fiesole, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes.  She won first prize at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Olympic Fine Art Exhibition, best in show at the Beijing Biennale, and won the Save The Arts Foundation Award as Museum Choice.

Miniature Balance , 2015. Oil on resin with Swarovski Crystals. 18 x 16 x 9 inches.

Miniature Balance, 2015. Oil on resin with Swarovski Crystals. 18 x 16 x 9 inches.

In 2000, she was elected to be a member of the International Woman’s Forum, where preeminent leaders of diverse professional achievement from finance to fine arts come together to make a difference and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance. In 2013 her sculpture, The General’s Daughter was featured in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

There are four full-color monographs written about her work: Carole Feuerman Sculpture, both editions published by Hudson Hills Press, La Scultura in Contra la Realta, which is available in multiple languages, and Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation. 

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Carole A. Feuerman's Hong Kong Hyper-Real Pool Party Lives Up to the Hype by Carole Feuerman

Kendall Island  , 2014. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Even the Hong Kong Skyline and Victoria Harbor couldn’t distract the crowd’s attention from Feuerman’s Harbour City Swimmers exhibition. The show is a surreal spectacle of hyper-real sculptures and models dressed as Feuerman’s sculptures integrated together throughout the exhibit.

People’s heads were spinning as models would come to life and move, while others waited for Feuerman’s sculptures to do the same.

Monumental Quan  , 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Quan, 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Feuerman’s reputation as a master illusionist was immediately apparent and the crowd was entranced by the specially commissioned swimming pool home for Kendall Island, Olympus, Next Summer, The Golden Mean, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, and Monumental Quan.

 

 

Neon lights and camera flashes illuminated the flawless swimmers and set social media ablaze as Feuerman enthusiasts posted pics of the show that spread like wildfire.

 

It’s the sculptor’s first solo show in Hong Kong and the response has been monumental. Viewers were wonderfully delirious and delighted by Feuerman’s swimmers.

It’s often said that people fall in love with Feuerman’s sculptures because of their exuberant celebration of life in its finest details and the people of Hong Kong certainly seem to be reveling in this celebration.

The Golden Mean  , 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

There is nothing casual about Feuerman’s hyper-realism and perhaps that is its most potent trait. Feuerman’s swimmers transcend ordinary reality because of their timeless nature. Her artistic technique for hyper-realism succeeds in capturing emotion in motion.

 

Olympus  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 168 x 66 inches.

Olympus, 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 168 x 66 inches.

The swimmers beckon for viewers to see reality afresh; after discovering the details of a Feuerman, people’s eyes cannot help, but be more aware of the world around them. The quiet gift given to people at the exhibition from every sculpture is the will and desire to truly see the magic of life’s finer points.

Anyone lucky enough to see the show will walk away with a new found hyper perspective, which will beautify their life and allow them to see new grandeurs residing all around them. They’ll realize that they were looking, just not hard enough.

 

Harbour City, Hong Kong.

Harbour City, Hong Kong.

Carole A. Feuerman's Hong Kong Solo Show Opens Today! by Carole Feuerman

Feuerman's Hong Kong Swimmers Show Opens in Two Days! by Carole Feuerman

Artist Rendering

Artist Rendering

Just two days remain before the premier of Carole A. Feuerman’s first solo show in Hong Kong at Harbour City. There is a wonderful feeling of anticipation in the air as people ready themselves to experience Feuerman’s hyper-realism.

The show, organized by Art in the City at Harbour City, opens on June 18th and runs through July 5th.  The sculptures will be on view daily from 10am till 10pm.

 

The Golden Mean  , 2012. Bronze and Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

This exhibition is an invitation for viewers to connect with the sculptures and allow the line between reality and art to be blurred.

Feuerman’s pieces freeze time and capture the finer points of reality and accentuate details that people are often too busy to admire or acknowledge.

The custom built pool and its swimmers defy everyday distractions and invite people to pause and seek reality in art, and through art be returned into an even more monumental reality.

Artist Rendering  .

Artist Rendering.

Victoria Harbour is breathtaking and Harbour City’s commitment to public art exhibitions and celebrating culture is admirable. It’s an incredible location and the perfect arena for the public to interact with Feuerman’s sculptures.

Please Join us for this Hyper-real Harbour Event!

 

Carole A. Feuerman Joins A-Lister 'Swanning' Trend by Carole Feuerman

Leda and the Swan  , 2014. Oil on Resin with 24K Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal. 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014. Oil on Resin with 24K Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal. 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Feuerman and the likes of Taylor Swift and the Kardashians have Swan Fever. The hyper-realistic sculptor joins A-listers in celebrating a giant 7 foot long inflatable white swan.

Sales of the swan have skyrocketed and over 40,000 were sold this year alone. It has become the obligatory summer photo prop for Swift, Calvin Harris and a myriad of other limelighters.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. Courtesy of Taylor Swift's Instagram.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. Courtesy of Taylor Swift's Instagram.

Long before the inflatable Swan started making the rounds on the celebrity Instagram circuit - Feuerman took ‘Swanning’ to a whole new level and handcrafted and sculpted the Swan for her piece: Leda and the Swan in 2014.

Palazzo Mora, 2015.

Palazzo Mora, 2015.

The sculpture was featured in this year’s premier art event: The Venice Biennale. Feuerman’s show Personal Structures at Palazzo Mora was a huge success and crowds gathered to gape at the Swan. The sign that read “Do Not Touch” on the sculpture was interpreted as “Please poke, kiss, and sit on me” because people couldn’t get enough of the huge white bird.

Feuerman loves that Swanning has crossed the Atlantic!

Aria Gallery: Feurman Shapes Reality by Carole Feuerman

Viewing Feuerman’s exhibit Shapes of Reality at Aria Gallery in Florence is how summer evenings are meant to be spent.

In a city so rich in culture, art addiction is rampant, and Feuerman’s Swimmers satisfy even the most ravenous appetite for beauty.

Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Bronze. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Bronze. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

One distinct mark of a ‘Feuerman’ is the sculptor’s unique practice of sculpting and painting all clothing and accessories. Where others simply use actual clothing, Feuerman prefers hand crafted perfection to mere product. Reality after all, is in the details.

 

Next Summer  , 2012.

Next Summer, 2012.

Capri  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 30 x 20 x 11 inches.

Capri, 2013. Oil on Resin. 30 x 20 x 11 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball  , 2010. Oil on Resin. 60 x 43 x 45 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, 2010. Oil on Resin. 60 x 43 x 45 inches.

Paradise  , 1997. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 19 inches.

Paradise, 1997. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 19 inches.

Balance  , 2010. Oil on Resin. 36 x 32 x 18 inches.

Balance, 2010. Oil on Resin. 36 x 32 x 18 inches.

The sculptor’s life-size Diver is on view in the garden at Aria. Diver seeks to capture the physicality of the diver as his body arches and bends backwards. This diving shape represents perseverance and balance as well as the struggle to achieve.

Diver  , 2011. Painted Bronze. 77 x 25 x 11 inches.

Diver, 2011. Painted Bronze. 77 x 25 x 11 inches.

Feuerman sought to accentuate this elegant shape to highlight the beautiful struggle of body/muscle that ensues when a diver pushes themselves past the limits of the ordinary.

As an artist, Feuerman recognizes in the symbol of the diver a kindred artistic spirit. The Diver is perched on the edge, readying himself for more than just a dive; he is about to create and define his own reality. Feuerman pursues this same bold path with her sculptures.

FEUERMAN'S ART TRANSFORMS HARBOUR CITY WATERFRONT OF HONG KONG by Carole Feuerman

JUNE 18TH - JULY 5TH 

The forecourt of Harbour City Hong Kong is going to be transformed into a swimming pool for summer, and will feature six sculptures by world renowned artist Carole A. Feuerman.  The show, organized by Art in the City at Harbour City, opens on June 18th and runs through July 5th.  The sculptures will be on view daily from 10am till 10pm.

Feuerman's monumental sculpture   Brooke With Beach Ball

Feuerman's monumental sculpture Brooke With Beach Ball

Harbour City is located on the spectacular Victoria Harbour, one of the busiest spots in Hong Kong, and right next to the famous Star Ferry terminal! Feuerman's six sculptures will be exhibited in a swimming pool constructed specifically for Feuerman’s swimmers solo show. Water will be coupled with interactive technology to complete the elegant illusion. Olympus, Lauren Perdue will be one of Feuerman's sculptures featured on the waterfront. Watch the video to see the behind-the-scenes:

Feuerman Sculpts USA Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue

 

 

Exhibition Blue Print

Exhibition Blue Print

Harbour City receives 222,000 visitors daily. It is a must visit destination for locals and tourists alike. All of Harbour’s events are free admission and non-commercial. They are striving to inject art into the community and act as a bridge between artists and the public.

Harbour City sought out Feuerman’s work because her Swimmers live forever in perpetual summer. Their presence will be a catalyst for people to relish the season and revel in the fact that summer is back! Choosing to exhibit Feuerman’s sculptures in heavily trafficked areas will encourage people to interact with the pieces and feel the warmth and excitement that they radiate.

Art in the City’s mission is to raise public awareness and promote art through media. They hope to educate the younger generation as well as the entire community about artistic expression through the experience of public exhibitions.

The Golden Mean  , 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

Harbour City has held five mega public art and cultural exhibitions since 2007. Among them was Ms. Yayoi Kusama’s ebullient solo show: “Dots Obsession, Soul of Pumpkin” as well as Florentijn Hofman’s wildly successful “Rubber Duck”, which drew thousands of admirers along the Harbour front.

 

Rubber Duck  , 2013.

Rubber Duck, 2013.

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Harbour City offers luxury shopping and dining experiences unlike any other in the world. It stretches for 2 million square feet running parallel with the glorious Victoria Harbour. Its Star” Ferry pier was named one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime” by the National Geographic Traveller.

Harbour City has become a beacon of the arts. Art in the City has organized musical performances every weekend since 2001. They’ve also dedicated themselves to collecting art pieces from all over the world and exhibiting them throughout the complex.

As a premier destination for people seeking culture and creativity, Harbour City is endeavoring to be associated with the world’s most innovative and talented artists.

 

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball  , 2011. Oil on Resin. 45 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, 2011. Oil on Resin. 45 x 60 x 43 inches.

Harbour City called on Feuerman to usher in heightened artistic interaction on a personal level for everyday viewers. Her sculptures are magnets for the eye and transformative for any public atmosphere. 

After the Hong Kong show, the sculptures will be exhibited in the Daejeon Museum of Art in South Korea, then travel to a museum in Seoul and on to Taiwan.

 

Monumental Quan  , 2012. Oil on bronze. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Quan, 2012. Oil on bronze. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Recently back from Italy where her two new sculptures are being exhibited in the 2015 Venice Biennale by GAAF, Personal Structures, Feuerman is passionately enthusiastic about exhibiting in Hong Kong. 

Her sculptures will enhance the environment and leave an enduring legacy of joy and beauty in this magnificent public space.

 

Kendall Island  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.