Marc Sijan

American, b. 1946


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Marc Sijan is an American hyper-realistic portraiture sculptor who was born in Serbia in 1946. He lives and works in Milwaukee, USA. Sijan works within the tradition of figurative sculpture, but uses a modern approach. His meticulous creative process begins with the construction of a plaster mould from a live model. He then uses a magnifying glass to sculpt the interior of the mould in order to assure that each detail is accurate, before casting the figure in resin. Realistic flesh tones are then achieved with multiple layers of oil paint and varnish, a process that takes around six months to complete. His sculptures are so life-like as to almost be on the verge of movement. He mostly depicts people that are often overlooked by our society such as blue collared workers or cleaning staff, turning the ordinary into extraordinary works of art. His creations have been featured in galleries, museums and special exhibits all over the world such as the Smithsonian Museum of Modern Art in Washington, D.C, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, The Butler Institute of American Artand many more.

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