The idea behind the concept of any artwork is to make the comfortable uncomfortable and vice versa. Art challenges the conventional ways and acts as a molding force of invention. And when it comes to defying the concepts of logic through art, Sculptures hold the top rank.
If you are looking for some jaw dropping sculptures, that defied the laws of physics along with human understanding, here are 20 such mind boggling examples. The 4th one is simply a masterpiece, don’t skip it:
1 Wursa By Daniel Firman
The sculpture further explains the concept of addressing the elephant in the room.
2 Coffee Kiss By Johnson Tsang
This sculpture represents the mix of cultures in a local drink called Yuanyang. It is a mixture of coffee and tea.
3 Take My Lighting But Don't Steal My Thunder By Alex Chinneck
"My objective was to create an accessible artwork that makes a harmonious but breath-taking contribution to its historic surroundings, leaving a lasting and positive impression upon the cultural landscape of Covent Garden and in the minds of its many visitors”, said Alex Chinneck.
4 Les Voyageurs By Bruno Catalano
Les tries to depict the life of a foreigner as incomplete. He had to move to France from Morocco when he was 12. He said,“I felt that a part of me was gone and will never come back.”
5 Window With Ladder - Too Late For Help By Leandro Erlich
Leandro derived the concept from a view he saw during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He depicts how help can also reach broken houses.
6 Car Sculpture By Gerry Judah
The sculpture depicts the concept of shooting for the stars.
7 L’Ultime Déménagement - Leandro Erlich
Leandro has displayed a corner of a destroyed room in an area where the WW2 left a lot of casualties.
8 Stone Balancing By Adrian Gray
Adrian represents the natural art of stone balancing in his sculptures. This is one of his finest works.
9 Albedo By Emil Alzamora
Emil likes to create human figured sculptures with a certain twist. This one displays a person laying calmly, defying the laws of gravity.
10 Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together By Alex Chinneck
"Simple in concept yet structurally, technically and logistically complex, this project looks to deliver an experience that can be appreciated by different people for different reasons," said Chinneck.
11 Suspended By Menashe Kadishman
Suspended displays a question about the relationship between the conjoined boxes. Moreover, what's beneath the ground is also a point to ponder.
12 Michael Jones Sculpture By Jerzy Kędziora
This sculpture by Jerzy Kędziora represents a sportsman who grabs a basketball at full stretch.
13 Pentateuque By Fabien Mérelle
The sculpture displays an emotion i.e. ‘to have the weight on one’s shoulders’.
14 The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn
Lorenzo depicts mother nature in this sculpture, and how the earth rotates around us.
15 Floating Giant Tap
It is an optical illusion found across multiple parts of Europe.
16 Natural Balance Sculpture by Jerzy Kedziora
The Polish artist represents the perfection in his skill of balancing sculptures in a fixed place with a minimum number of connections.
17 Rock Sculpture by Smaban Abbas
The sculpture can be seen at Cairo International Airport. It represents the art form of achieving perfect balance.
18 Big Rig Jig Sculpture by Mike Ross
Mike Ross displays his admiration for anxiety over humanity's power by reusing these once useful objects.
19 Infinite Stairway to Heaven Sculpture by David McCracken
The staircase is made from aluminum and is an optical illusion that looks like an infinite path to the clouds.
20 Hair-Raising Nano Sculpture by Jonty Hurwitz
This is a nano sculpture that measures 80 x 100 x 20 microns. It has been created on a strand of hair (the average diameter is 40-50 microns, for your reference).