Sculptclub.com exclusive premier of Jamie Salmons latest work, “FIST”.
Jamie Salmon is an established artist that has gained much public recognition for his amazing hyper-realistic sculptural work’s that brings to bear incredible sculpting skill and calls upon the most current materials and techniques to capture staggering likenesses and realism to captivate the viewer and amaze them with the staggering final results.
I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be real and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost anyway we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how we are perceived by others? — Jamie Salmon
An extreme close-up of Jamie Salmon’s poignant sculpture, “Wreckage”
Sculptclub.com was pleased to be contacted by British-born Vancouver based artist Jamie Salmon to debut his latest incredible hyper-realistic sculpture. Based out of Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, Jamie was kind enough to take a free moment to share a bit about himself, his background, and his works.
Q: When did you start doing hyper realistic sculptures?
A: My oversize hyper realistic silicone sculptures really started when I did the over size David Lynch head, in 2004.
Q: What did you do before this for a living?
A: I was a make up fx artist.
Q: What inspired this latest piece? (The fist).
A: It was a private commission. The idea came from discussions with the client, who wanted something that would great convey power and determination.
Q: How long did it take from start to finish.
A: This took about 6 weeks.
Q: What clay do you use.
A: I like WED a lot, especially for large works. Also I’ve used chavant a lot in the past, but also really like monster clay. Clay choice depends on the project.
Q: What so you enjoy about creating hyper realistic sculptures?
A: It’s many things really. I think the most important thing and also something I enjoy is conveying a sense of a powerful (or sometimes subtle) emotion. I want then to look like they’ve lived a life. That comes through in many subtle ways from the sculpting, the painting, hair, clothing and of course the eyes!
Q: What is your next piece? (If you can talk about it)
A: It’s another commission so I can’t really say yet! I am also working on another Fragment and also have plans for new busts.
Thank you Jaime Salmon for choosing SculptClub.com to debut your latest work, and we are looking forward to sharing more of your amazing and beautiful works in the future.
Youtube videos of Jamie Salmons amazing artworks:
The making of “Sumo” by Jamie Salmon.
“Lily” video promo.
The making of “Wreckage”.
Check out some more of Jamie Salmon’s beautiful work at his website.
Interview with Jamie Salmon by Brian Wade