Incredible Anatomical Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

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Behold the breathtaking sculptural work of Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre who deftly extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of humans and animals from common objects. Lasserre was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta and has lived in South Africa and Ottawa and now works and lives in Montreal. Via his website: Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, a…

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New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre

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Montreal-based artist Maskull Lasserre (previously) recently completed a new body of work for an exhibition titled Fable at Centre Space gallery in Toronto that ran through January 19th. Lasserre is known for his incredible ability to carve anatomical forms of animals, people, insects and other forms out of inanimate objects such as doors, tables, pianos, and even instruments. In a two part interview with Liana Voia (part 1, part 2) the artist…

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Artist Maskull Lasserre Carves Imagined Skeletons into Souvenir Sculptures and Decoys

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Decoy Study (Duck), 2014. 15 x 5 x 6 inches. For his latest body of work, artist Maskull Lasserre acquired a number of souvenir sculptures, the kind found in antique stores or craft fairs that have been mass-produced by anonymous artists, which he then used as a foundation for his own artwork. In a process he refers to as “re-carving,” Lasserre removed details from the artist’s original work to reveal intricate skeletal structures, a process we…

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Animal Footprint Shoes by Maskull Lasserre

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Outliers is an ongoing project by artist Maskull Lasserre (previously here and here) where shoes are outfitted with specially carved rubber soles meant to mimic the footprints of moose, Kodiak bears, deer, rabbits and other animals. The shoes are then worn in the snow leaving the impression to unsuspecting passersby that wildlife has wandered into urban areas including Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, and New York. See much more on his website. (via l…

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A Peek Inside the Galleries and a Playlist of Short Films Showing at Banksy’s Dismaland

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…An Operation by Ze Frank; and Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared #1 by Becky and Joe. Janus, 2015 (Courtesy of Maskull Lasserre) Damien Hirst Jimmy Cauty’s ADP installation / Photograph by Christopher Jobson for Colossal / Click for detail Embroidered cars by Severija Inčirauskaite-Kriaunevičiene / Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal Anatomical ceramics by Ronit Baranga Tattooed Porcelain Figures by Jessica Harrison / Top photo by Christoph…

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A Skull of Books

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I just spotted this new work-in-progress by one of my favorite artists Maskull Lasserre (previously). Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II) is nearly perfect rendering of a human skull from a thick stack of outdated computer manuals. Looking at these particular titles I can’t help but think these books have been called to a much higher purpose….

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Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park [Updated 8/22]

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…nd features a cavalcade of artists featured here on Colossal over the last few years including pieces by Escif, Maskull Lasserre, Kate McDowell, Paco Pomet, Dietrich Wegner, Michael Beitz, Brock Davis, Ronit Baranga, and others. Here’s some text from the event’s official brochure: Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place fo…

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