Paul Kaptein Creates Life-Like Sculptures with Various Placed Holes

By: Janelle Savel - Mar 23, 2014
References: paulkaptein & mymodernmet
Paul Kaptein is an Australian artist who creates wooden art sculptures with uniquely symbolic meanings to each individual piece.

Throughout the sculptures are various holes and rectangles cut out; this form of expression is meant to relate to the viewers and showing the obvious emptiness of each subject. The concept of "now" is explored throughout his sculptures, as they depict a metaphysical uncertainty akin to life itself.

Kaptein's work offers various explanations while yielding mixed emotions. His sculptures are realistic looking and the various holes almost appear to be strategically placed, as if representing vulnerable targeted areas of the human body. His work offers possibilities and discussion while conveying the message that life is fragile and uncertain.