David Oliveira – Wire Sketches

David Oliveira is an artist that uses wire in order to create expressive drawings or sketches of figures and animals. The result is a 3-Dimensional rendering of the subject that has the appearance of a fast, light sketch and the solidity of a 3D object. It reminds me of a trompe l’oeil situation where the viewer from afar would expect the piece to be a drawing but as they examined closer the shadows of the wires are seen and the dimensionality of the piece is known.

David Oliveira is a 35 year old artist in Lisbon. He graduated in Sculpture by the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon, with a major in ceramics. Moving on to gaining a Master in Drawing and Artistic Compared Anatomy. Using a combination of wire and electrical tape to create a variety of line quality. In some a wider black paper, or resin is applied to block out the delicate wires.

Artists website: http://davidoliveiraescul.wix.com/davidoliveira

 

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