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ASPENCROW

Edgar Askelovic considers himself a controversial hyperrealistic interpretation sculptor and his main expertise is working with clay, plasticine, silicone, fibreglass, resins, chrome, bronze, metals and stone. He carries out most of his work under the pseudonym ASPENCROW. known for his life-sized sculptures, but his practice is deeply rooted in his initial interest in painting realism. His artwork emerges as a translation
of painterly practices into sculptural forms with an ability to delve deeply into 3- dimensional objects. In the artist’s own words “I understood that I could display anything in painting anytime – from abstraction to realism”. His subject matters are often well-known public figures and he likens this process to sculpting their portrait.
Turning 30 is a pretty big milestone - and artist Edgar Askelovic wanted to help Rihanna mark her upcoming birthday with a pretty unusual present. He has created a hand-crafted sculpture of the singer.
Rihanna is depicted nude, crouched and covered in paint up to her neck, wearing an American football helmet styled similarly to an iconic “AARON” helmet made by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. In Askelovic’s work, the word “AARON” is replaced by the singer’s nickname, “RIRI”.
The remarkable likeness is made of silicone and took six months for Askelovic to complete

Material: Fibreglass Sculpture

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