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Artist Joël Urruty works intuitively to create forms that he carves from green wood. He then bleaches or dyes the carved pieces to remove all traces of wood grain. As the sculptures dry they crack, and these fissures play an important part in the process and the final rendering of the work.

Artist Joël Urruty works intuitively to create forms that he carves from green wood. He then bleaches or dyes the carved pieces to remove all traces of wood grain. As the sculptures dry they crack, and these fissures play an important part in the process and the final rendering of the work.

While Urruty is a minimalist, his sculptures exhibit a quality that invites the viewer to contemplate the inspiration behind the work. They physically express feelings of twisting, rising, thrusting, slipping, leaning, intersecting …

Learn more about the artist by visiting his artist profile page in CollexArt.

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The Other World
The Other World
Manny Blair
A Snowy Day in January
A Snowy Day in January
Eric Tucker
The Vision Has Never Been Met
The Vision Has Never Been Met
Manny Blair
Wave (Variation 7)
Wave (Variation 7)
Eric Tucker
Wave 7 Additional View 2
Wave 7 Additional View 2
Eric Tucker
Who Gives a Damn Right Now
Who Gives a Damn Right Now
Manny Blair
Convergence
Convergence
Joël Urruty
Wave 7 Additional View 1
Wave 7 Additional View 1
Eric Tucker
Deus ex Machina
Deus ex Machina
Marjorie Hellman
Every Day Begins and Ends View 1
Every Day Begins and Ends View 1
Eric Tucker
Everything is by Design
Everything is by Design
Manny Blair
Destroying the Balance
Destroying the Balance
Manny Blair
Transmitters Hidden in the Walls
Transmitters Hidden in the Walls
Manny Blair
Systematically Degraded
Systematically Degraded
Manny Blair
All the Cold Facts
All the Cold Facts
Manny Blair
I Just See Contradiction
I Just See Contradiction
Manny Blair
Flow
Flow
Bootherstone
Bootherstone
Marjorie Hellman
Queen Anne at Sutton Place
Queen Anne at Sutton Place
Marjorie Hellman
Movimiento III
Movimiento III
Ximena Alarcon
Espacio X B
Espacio X B
Ximena Alarcon
End of an Era
End of an Era
Ralston Fox Smith
Skin Deep 15-5
Skin Deep 15-5
Howard Hersh
Dispositions of Structure NY-4
Dispositions of Structure NY-4
Howard Hersh
Axis Mundi 17-1
Axis Mundi 17-1
Howard Hersh
Skin Deep 17-16
Skin Deep 17-16
Howard Hersh
EMERGENCE - Untitled 1
EMERGENCE - Untitled 1
Michele Mattei
EMERGENCE - the Outstretch
EMERGENCE - the Outstretch
Michele Mattei
EMERGENCE - Untitled 2
EMERGENCE - Untitled 2
Michele Mattei
EMERGENCE - the Light
EMERGENCE - the Light
Michele Mattei
EMERGENCE - Origin
EMERGENCE - Origin
Michele Mattei
EMERGENCE - Transcendence
EMERGENCE - Transcendence
Michele Mattei
Nude IV (Delilah)
Nude IV (Delilah)
Jeremy Mayer
It's All Coming Together
It's All Coming Together
Lake Newton
Streets of Gold
Streets of Gold
Lake Newton
Diana Street Boogie
Diana Street Boogie
Lake Newton
Everything Is What It Seems
Everything Is What It Seems
Lake Newton
Northern Ride
Northern Ride
Joël Urruty