Zarko Baseski is a Macedonian sculptor. From 1984 and on, his work has been presented at several international exhibitions. He has been the recipient of numerous awards. Much of his work is in private collections in the country and in foreign countries. He have some fantastic realistic sculptures that you may heard of. The Ordinary Man must be the most known piece of art from Zarko. Made out of polyester resin, fiberglass, silicone & hair it show an “man emerging from the ground (defined as mother-earth or environment) which, through/with the collective subconscious (a metaphor contained in the historic imaginary figure), come together in the tension and uncertainty reflected in the “small” character (the author, the creator). In all of them together, as in every individual portrait, in different ways there is a strong reflection (even poetic) of dramatic tension which suggests anticipation, and the psychological moment is underlined in relation to the usual hyper-realistic process of strict photographic, unemotional depiction and interpretation…” (Maja Cankulovska)
An amazing example of his fantastic work is also his Self-Portrait. This was part of the same exibhition as the Ordinary Man, “The connection between the three characters – author/artist, ordinary person, and imaginary portrait – can be found in the general representation of humanity, that is the human being as a symbol of ongoing existential struggle which includes real life and historic influences, as well as imaginary conditions of the spirit. These representations of people, without idealizing the form of the human body, reflect a strong life force and a potent creative energy….”
You should also check other works from this fantastic artist at his website.