A R T I S T  S T A T E M E N T

Nude male figurative sculpture by Australian sculpture artist, Stuart Meyer-Plath, sensual, reclining male nude ceramic sculpture, realistic, classical artwork, detailed realistic artwork

I am passionate about sculpting and drawing the human form. My artwork is concerned about beauty, sensuality, harmony and porportion, detail and technique and draws inspiration from realism and classicism. Besides the standard experiences of primary and high school art lessons, I am a self-taught artist and as long as I can recall I have always been drawing, sketching and painting. My personal aesthetic has been inspired by the old masters such as Michaelangelo, Giambologna, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Leonardo, Vermeer as well as modern and contemporary masters as Rodin, David,  Cadmus, Andrew Wyeth, Steve Walker, Peter Churcher and Chang Fee Ming. 

 

Throughout my adult working life I made several attempts at becoming a professional artist, however it is over the past decade that I am able to pursue my passion of being a professional sculptor and fine artist. It is also during this period that I have commenced creating artworks exploring the subject of the male form. My current sculptures explore the duality of masculinity and femininity inherent in each of us. The languid, sensual poses conveys self-acceptance of this duality and the equilibrium of strength, vulnerability and sensitivity in male beauty. My recent folio of watercolour paintings and pen drawings is inspired by my recent art travels to South East Asia and India. These current works depict both my interest in colour,  detail, the diversity of everyday life, architecture and culture.

 

For me creating art is a meditative and spiritual process that is a counterpoint to the hectic demands of modern life.

 

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