Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Bobby Solomon of Kitsune Noir said it best: "What do you get when you mix the older films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet with the gothic creativity of Tim Burton? I think it would roughly add up to the amazing sculptures of [French artist] Stephane Halleux." Add a little Miyazaki, a bit of Katsuhiro Otomo, and a dash of Wallace and Gromet and you start to get the idea. Loaded with Steampunk goodness, Halleux's creations breathe an other-worldly air. Beast or brute, man or machine, gizmo or gadget, these quirky characters propel us instantly to the imagined territories from whence they came.