Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces. He extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of humans and animals from common objects.

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“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you2

“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you4

Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgy, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.

“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you5

“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you6

The artist finds old wood sculptures on sidewalks or in thrift stores and, by removing just a bit amount of material in precisely the right spots, reveals an internal bone and muscle structure that was designed by his imagination.

 

“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you3

Lasserre’s skill as a carver is surprising, but it’s his ability to look at the mundane and see complexity, to transform an anonymous object into “something”, and to elevate something that no one wanted into something extremely precious.

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“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you10“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you11

He has exhibited across Canada, in the United States and in Europe, including at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

“Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist that is re-carving old common objects and turning them into artistic pieces.”  Re-carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre Re carved sculptures by Maskull Lasserre artists i lobo you

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