USA – Marc Sijan
Marc Sijan is now the leading hyper-realist sculptor working in America. As an internationally renowned American artist with over fifty one-man museum exhibitions, he continues to set attendance records whenever he exhibits his work. Critics have observed of this unique sculpture, "All that's missing is the pulse" and in the words of senior curator Lou Zona, of the Butler Institute of America, "Sijan truly breathes realism into his sculptures". Accolades aside, ultimately it is the remarkable human response to Marc Sijan's cast works that persuade the public to continue their enthusiastic fascination and appreciation with a familiar subject that seems impossible to recreate and unbelievable to ponder. Sijan continues to take us on a fascinating journey of recognizable life-size subjects that amazingly turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Bruce Helander is an artist and curator who also contributes to The New Yorker magazine and ARTnews. He is a White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Art
This life cast is part of the permanent collection of the I.L.C.M.