Sam Jinks, Unsettled dogs, 2012
Emotional vulnerability is both the theme and result of Australian artist Sam Jinks‘ hyper-realistic sculptural portraits. Each humanoid artwork is carefully and meticulously constructed from silicone, fiberglass, resin and calcium carbonate, and their details ripened by biological mediums like human hair, demonstrating an abundance of anatomical and physiological accuracy.
Sam Jinks, Small things, 2012
Avoiding straightforward portraiture by casting his anthropocentric figures large-scale, smaller-than-life sized, or interlaced with animal parts suggests to the observer a curious sense of intimacy with the subject.
Sam Jinks, Untitled (Boy), 2013
They narrate brief, and often private moments in time — life cycles and different stages of development create generations of figures frozen in time.
Sam Jinks, Still life (Pieta) 2007
Jinks will be included in the ‘Platforms Australia’ exhibition at Art Stage Singapore 2014, presenting a self-portrait work in the group exhibition.