Sculptor Kevin Champeny uses surprising materials to create amazing artwork. Enjoy, and visit his website to see more of his portfolio.
My goal as an artist is to simply create art for a living and to share my work with as many people as possible. I have a passion a drive to make things, whether they be functional or simply beautiful.
Every job I have had since college has involved some sort of art or creative leaning. In some way, all of my art tells a story. My mosaic pieces allow people to derive meaning form the objects I hand cast and the overall image they create. I enjoy the connections viewers make from each piece.
I have just finished a custom 6′ tall mosaic constructed of 15,000 hand cast gummibears and I am currently working on 4′ x 5′ mosaic portrait of Derek Jeter commissioned by Movado, to be presented to him in September. I am also constructing a 7′ tall rock candy chandelier for a candy store in Connecticut.
I alternate between custom work and my personal sculptures on a very regular basis. It allows me to take a break from some of the lager pieces and regroup so I don’t lose track of the overall theme of what I am working on. In fact, I usually have about 6-8 projects running at the same time.
I love collections and groups of objects. I have always been a little obsessed with small parts and puzzles. Much of my art these days reflects that obsession. It is a way for me to create order out of seemingly impossible challenges.
The idea of taking 35,000+ flowers and creating one cohesive image of a skull is the embodiment of this passion. The ambiguity of the title “What Remains” is deliberate. It can be a question, a statement, an affirmation, etc.
The sculpture blends my love of painting, sculpture, photography, construction, puzzles, crafting, and collecting. I am always trying to make sense of the accumulation of ideas and madness I deal with everyday.