The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz
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The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

If the sculpture is often figurative, carved in stone or modeled in blocks of clay, the artist Jonty Hurwitz offers us a new approach to sculpture. With clever computer calculations, he materializes his ideas using plexiglass, resin, steel or copper.

Born in Johannesburg in 1969, Jonty Hurwitz settled in London where he made anamorphic sculptures based on hands, faces or frogs. His subjects are then numerically deformed and placed facing reflective surfaces, revealing the subject’s original form. The artist’s works are a true example of anamorphosis in art.

(Learn more about anamorphosis: see the article wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphosis ).

Here are his achievements:

Rejuvenation

2008 | Copper and Chrome | 60 x 60 x 45 cm
2013 | Prints by Niina Keks and Otto Pierrotto

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

Yogi Banker

2010 | Copper and Chrome | 75 x 52 x 36 cm
2013 | Prints by Niina Keks and Otto Pierrotto

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

Kiss of Chytrid

2009-2010 | Acrylic, Resin, Powder and Steel | 64 x 64 x 36 cm

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

Jerusalem

2012 | Chrome and Tin | 500 x 500 x 500 mm

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The Hurwitz Singularity

2008 – 2012 | Perspex, resin and powder | 150 x 45 x 35 cm

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz

I let you discover the videos of the artist:

The Kiss of Chytrid

http://www.jontyhurwitz.com )

The illusion at the heart of the anamorphic sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz


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