Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.
“Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way…He places sculptures in front of paintings! Combining 2D with 3D, he’s an emerging young artist who’s definitely one to watch.”
By Ronald Ventura, this well known Philippines artist whom is noted for their amazing paintings, has made some seriously fascinating sculptural worlds. I enjoy the containment that they seem to have compared to the painted versions, they feel lifted out from miniature worlds.