Artist Dan Lam has formed a series of vibrant, free-standing Spiky Oozing Sculptures that resemble exotic organic matter seemingly sourced from another planet.
Placed on shelves or mounted on walls, the neon-hued artworks form elongated, stretched shapes that ooze off the edges of these surfaces. The sculptural blobs are covered in skin of hard spikes — gradating in color and size — that wrap around the curvaceous anatomy of each object.
From her studio in Dallas, lam begins by sculpting polyurethane foam on top of a metal framework. These first compositions are informed by motifs and geometries found throughout the human body, flesh, foods and nature. While Lam begins with a loose idea of the sculpture’s physical structure, the unpredictable nature of the foam generates unexpected outcomes guided by gravity, causing the material to form drippy deposits as it settles. The artist then adds many layers of acrylic paint and occasionally resin, depending on the desired finish — matte or gloss.
Created using polyurethane foam, acrylic paint and epoxy resin,the strange sculptures intentionally walk the line between attraction and repulsion. Dan Lam’s eye-popping sculptures are difficult to forget.
Born in Manila to a Vietnamese family who relocated to Texas when she was child, Lam spent her formative creative years in Dallas – graduating in 2010 from the University of North Texas and later completing a Masters at Arizona State University. At school, she was challenged over her proclivity for making things that were ‘too pretty’, which pushed her to explore what happened to beauty when there was too much of it.
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