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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.