Artists are forever fascinated by the human skull and all of the morbid connotations it carries, but it’s unlikely that they, or general audiences for that matter, will encounter a more colorful cranium than this Markus Linnenbrink masterpiece. Using a life-sized teaching skull, Linnenbrink carefully pours prismatic epoxy resin pigments onto the human head replica, yielding the results you’re currently admiring. As the resin hardens, it produces drip marks making it appear as though the skull is melting into a glorious colorful puddle. Who says you can’t be morose and lighthearted?
For those curious about Markus Linnenbrink, he is a German artist whose rainbow-hued creations regularly find homes in galleries in New York, Seoul, Witten and much more. He’s equally adept at painting, sculpting and fashioning installations, impressing viewers with his versatility.
Melting Rainbow Skull Sculptures
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