Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dissection Of Microbotics

From spiders, insects, and mechanical hands and heads, these jaw dropping sculptures have blown me away. The anatomy looks precise and the work projects a sense of realism with a stylized and compelling vision. For the passion of biomechanics, anatomy, and robotics, Christopher Conte began working in the prosthetics field making artificial limbs for amputees for 16 years as a Certified Prosthetist. He left the field to become a full-time artist as a Biomechanical Sculptor.

Christopher Conte's statement to Monzuki, "I usually have a solid image in my head and set out to find (or make) the parts required to capture the aesthetics I'm looking for. On average, my pieces take several weeks to a month to create although some larger pieces have taken several months."

Upon Christopher's first exhibition at the Last Rites Gallery, one of his sculptures was inducted to display at the National Museum in Washington, DC. His work has appeared on The Discovery Channel, Discover Magazine, Wired Magazine, MTV Networks and Popular Science Magazine.

Christopher Conte graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is currently living in New York. On average, his pieces sell in the $3,000-$5,000 range.