Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible.
Sculptures are a great medium for this, as they allow the artist to play tricks on the eye and mess with the viewer’s concepts of logic. This collection of sculptures do just that. Calling into question the laws of gravity and physics they make you wonder, how the heck did they do that? From incredible feats of balance on a grand scale, to just plain head-scratching sorcery, this list has it all!
Scroll down to below to check them out for yourself, and prepare to be bamboozled by these gorgeous and gravity defying pieces.
#1 The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn
#2 Wursa By Daniel Firman
#3 Trans Ī Re By Fredrik Raddum
#4 Wire Fairies By Robin Wight
#5 Floating Stone By Smaban Abbas
#6 Coffee Kiss By Johnson Tsang
#7 Wurf VI By Anna Borgman And Candy Lenk
#8 Take My Lighting But Don’t Steal My Thunder By Alex Chinneck
#9 Book Sculptures By Alicia Martin
#10 Les Voyageurs By Bruno Catalano
#11 Hyper-Realistic Illusions Carved Out Of Wood By Tom Eckert
#12 Window With Ladder – Too Late For Help By Leandro Erlich
#13 De Vaartkapoen By Tom Frantzen
#14 Car Sculptures By Gerry Judah
#15 The Virgins Of Apeldoorn By Elisabet Stienstra
#16 Balancing Sculptures By Jerzy Kędziora
#17 Pentateuque By Fabien Mérelle
#18 Monte-Meubles, L’Ultime Déménagement – Leandro Erlich
#19 Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together By Alex Chinneck
#20 Stone Balancing By Adrian Gray