Agape Charmani for Art-Sheep
Sam Jinks is an Australian sculptor that creates his own human beings. And by human beings, I mean extremely realistic sculptures of human characters.
This hyperrealistic line of works is so exquisitely perfect one could easily confuse Jinks’ sculptures for real people. The artist works with resin, silicon, paint, fiberglass, calcium carbonate and human hair, recreating every single detail of the human anatomy, from a person’s wrinkles to their genitals.
Jinks creates babies, men, women and elderly people, each with a story following them in their sculpted forms. Their history comes as a burden, shadowing their presence and being included in their created worlds, with Jinks adding strong notions of mortality, despair and decay into his morbid sculptures. Captured in intimate moments such as mourning over the loss of a loved one, Jinks’ characters display a paradoxical humanity that allows the viewer to connect and sympathize with them.