“Pop-Busts” exhibition shines a quirky light on contemporary personalities

“Pop-Busts” exhibition shines a quirky light on contemporary personalities

Local South African sculptor, Hubert Barichievy will be launching his latest range of “Pop-Busts” on Thursday, May 4, at 91 Loop Street, Cape Town.
Great art “starts with a desire to express feeling, a story or an idea”, and that is what art lovers are promised they will discover with Barichievy’s “Pop Bust” sculptures. Barichievy’s passion for storytelling through art manifests itself in these polyurethane elastomer busts of famous pop culture heroes – each one of them representing a struggle, a talent or a part of history.
Barichievy’s background in sculpture started when he was commissioned by ZA News to turn South African satirist, Jonathan Shapiro’s political caricatures in to three dimensional puppets for one of their famous online skits. Shortly after this successful venture, he started applying his knowledge and skills to his own creations.

Barichievy’s “quirkiness and artistic range” was demonstrated during his commission work for Fox P2. Hubert was tasked with creating portrait busts out of cheddar cheese as part of a marketing campaign for Parmalat. It was then that Barichievy realised not only his talent for sculpture, but his passion for it.
The first of Barichievy’s busts were created a few years ago. The initial three muses were all highly acclaimed and instantly recognisable artists themselves, namely Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. Subsequently the series has been extended to incorporate other significant people of the 20st and 21st centuries, such as Desmond Tutu, Banksy, Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein. The series includes 25 pop culture icons which will be on display and for sale on May 4 at 91 Loop Street, Cape Town.

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