Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rick Araluce Miniature Art

Have you seen the somber and mysterious narrative miniature dioramas by artist, Rick Araluce? I am amazed by the details and his faerie-like craftsmanship. I mean, my apologies for stereo-typing, but he's a big tough-lookin' guy! He fabricates each and every bit of his tiny worlds by hand! No cheating with  found objects or dolhouse furniture like some artists. Araluce has spent years carefully inventing and honing his seemingly alchemic techniques for creating his miniatures. There is so much to discover on his website...don't miss the artist's interview with himself, and his urban installation series, Fragments of a Life. xo
The Loneliest Years 
4.5"x3.25"x2.25"
The Anatomy of a Day (detail)
16”x3”x2”
The Difficult Lesson
3”x16”x2”


11.75”x7.5”x5.75”

The Unwanted Visitor or The Disobedience of Nature
 detail

The Luxury of Abundance
10.75”x18.75”x6”

detail

The New Day
12”x6”x2.75”


Scene from Fragments of a Life, East Installation
The artist has made several environmental pieces where he places
 his miniature works a real world urban setting...

detail

5 comments:

A Beautiful Party said...

goodness those are gorgeous!

sew nancy said...

wow!
i am now completely in awe as well. these are really beautiful

Mouse Trap Vintage said...

Thank you for sharing this! I love this work!

amy said...

love these gorgeous sad scapes, wish they were big enough for me to move in

sulu-design said...

I love that you've introduced me to so many artists, and love that so many of your posts remind me of other artists that I haven't thought of in a while. The work today reminded me of David Levinthal. I'm intrigued by the work of both men.
http://www.davidlevinthal.com/