Jamie Salmon and Jackie K.Seo are both Hyperrealist sculptors living and working in Vancouver, Canada. The artworks they create utilize materials such as platinum silicone rubber, fibre glass, acrylic and human hair, in a variety of scales from miniature to monumental.
Self taught in many aspects of their craft, they both began their art careers working as sculptors in Film and TV Special Make-up FX departments, working on many high profile movies and TV shows. This is where they honed their skills and learned to use the more advanced techniques and materials, which they still use to this day.
The work on display here shows both the personal Fine Art Sculpture they create and exhibit through Galleries, as well as the commissioned works of art done for private collectors and other organizations.
Although they work together out of their Vancouver based studio, and sometimes collaborate on works, they primarily produce individual pieces exploring different themes and styles.
The themes of Jamie's work are varied. He says " I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be "real" and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost anyway we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how we are perceived by others? "
Jackie says of her work; "In each piece I like to capture those reflective moments, where we can have so many mixed emotions. Nowadays, we are feeling more and more isolated from each other, although we have more ways to communicate than we ever had before"