Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible.
Sculptures are a great medium for this, as they allow the artist to play tricks on the eye and mess with the viewer’s concepts of logic.
Calling into question the laws of gravity and physics they make you wonder, how the heck did they do that? From incredible feats of balance on a grand scale, to just plain head-scratching sorcery, this list has it all!
Scroll down to below to check them out for yourself, and prepare to be bamboozled by these gorgeous and gravity defying pieces. Don’t forget to upvote your faves!
The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn
Wire Fairies By Robin Wight
Trans Ī Re By Fredrik Raddum
Wursa By Daniel Firman
Floating Stone By Smaban Abbas
Coffee Kiss By Johnson Tsang
Take My Lighting But Don’t Steal My Thunder By Alex Chinneck
Les Voyageurs By Bruno Catalano
Wurf VI By Anna Borgman And Candy Lenk
Book Sculptures By Alicia Martin
De Vaartkapoen By Tom Frantzen
Hyper-Realistic Illusions Carved Out Of Wood By Tom Eckert
Window With Ladder – Too Late For Help By Leandro Erlich
Balancing Sculptures By Jerzy Kędziora
Car Sculptures By Gerry Judah
Pentateuque By Fabien Mérelle
The Virgins Of Apeldoorn By Elisabet Stienstra
Monte-Meubles, L’Ultime Déménagement – Leandro Erlich
Stone Balancing By Adrian Gray
Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together By Alex Chinneck
Abedo By Emil Alzamora
Suspended By Menashe Kadishman
Michael Jones Sculpture By Jerzy Kędziora
La Voiture Sur Le Lampadaire By Benedetto Bufalino