Prominent US Hyperrealist Sculptor Carole A. Feuerman's First Solo Exhibition in Asia Pacific

Ocean Terminal Forecourt will be transformed into a "Swimming Pool"

HONG KONG, June 19, 2015 (Antara/PRNewswire) -- To kick start this summer, Harbour City has invited one of the world's most prominent hyperrealist sculptor Ms. Carole A. Feuerman to host her first solo art exhibition in Asia Pacific at Harbour City from 18 June to 5 July 2015. Ocean Terminal Forecourt will be transformed into a 3D illustrated swimming pool, featuring 5 beautiful hyperrealist sculptures. Ms. Carole A. Feuerman will first visit Hong Kong from 17 to 19 Jun, media interviews are welcomed.

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Five sculptures will be displayed on a 3D illustration swimming pool created by 2 Asian visual artists Ms Karen Pow & Mr Chao Harn Kae. The portrait of young Olympic athlete Lauren Perdue will be lying in the pool. A swimmer will be sitting on the board while another will be relaxing on the life buoy. On the other hand, a swimmer will be poised on a silver ball right next to the swimming pool.

The collaboration between the artists encourages cultural exchange between East and West. It develops a new form of street art creating three-dimensional optical illusion on a two-dimensional horizontal surface with the 3D sculptures perfectly fit into the 2D painting. It brings a touch of summer to the city and serves as an interactive street art that the audience can get involved and connected with their surroundings. The entire experience is breathtaking, realistic and at the same time captivating once the audience discover the correct viewing angle.

"Swimming by the Harbour" Public Art Exhibition @ Harbour City

Date: 18 June - 5 July, 2015
Time: 10am - 10pm
Location: Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City, Hong Kong

About Carole A. Feuerman and her "hyperrealist" art form

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world's most renowned, influential and popular hyperrealist sculptors with a prolific career spanning four decades. She lives and works in New York and Florida. Working in both monumental and life size, she is the only figurative artist to exhibit hyper realistic bronze sculptures at the outdoor and on the water. Carole's works have been showcased in numerous international exhibitions including Venice Biennales and The State Hermitage. She also won 1st prize at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Olympic Fine Art Exhibition, and best in show at the Beijing Biennale. Her work is in the selected collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Forbes Magazine Collection, etc. Selected public collections include Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum and Art-st-Urban. She has taught, lectured and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University, etc. The highest retail price of her art piece is USD 1 Million. Her monumental sculpture Grande Catalina is featured in A History of Western Art by Antony Mason and John T. Spike and published by Abrams Books in twelve languages.

Carole's human figure sculptures are anything but commonplace. Her works with marble, bronze, vinyl, and painted resins and applies both traditional and contemporary methods. Hyperrealism requires a high level of technical prowess and virtuosity to simulate a false reality.

Hyperrealist human sculptures are usually presented in wax status, which are comparatively less durable. Hence Carole creates her hyperrealist human sculptures in a unique way so that the sculptures can displayed outdoor. Carole would first create a mould on a real human body and make a resin cast out of liquid polyester, before using very fine sandpaper to refine the piece to give the sculpture a lifelike skin. She then spends weeks spraying hundreds of layers of skin-toned paint on the piece, attaching real human hair to finally bring it to life. Most of her works use the face of one model, the body of another and the arms and hands of a third. She has sculptures that have been modelled on five to six different people.

Though Carole's work is designed to look as real as possible, the aim of her art is not just to make a life-like sculpture; her art tells a story and she wants the viewers to be involved and really feel the character's emotion.

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