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A Timelapse of “Naar Keizar,” a Steampunk Bust by Tomàs Barceló

“Auk Morai R,” clay, plaster, and resin. All images © Tomàs Barceló, shared with permission

Steampunk busts by Tomás Barceló are based on classical sculptures with a modern spin. His pieces often incorporate intricate patterns and symbols, using materials like shellac, acrylic paint, chalk, and iron. Barceló strives to make his works memorable, and each one seems like it could be from a time centuries into the future. When you look at his sculptures, they appear as though they’re looking back at you with an unwavering gaze or a tranquil, otherworldly expression.

In this blog post, you will see a timelapse of the process behind his polychromatic tomb-like work “Naar Keizar.” You can also see his other works on YouTube behind the scenes. Find out more about him and view a more extensive archive of his sculptures by visiting his website and Instagram.

Detail of “Auk Morai R,” clay, plaster, and resin
“Morai Kera,” clay plaster, resin, shellac, chalk paint, acrylics, and iron paint
Detail of “Erin Llull”
“Naar Keizar,” clay, resin, shellac, and acrylic paint
Detail of “Morai Kera,” clay plaster, resin, shellac, chalk paint, acrylics, and iron paint
Detail of “Naar Keizar,” clay, resin, shellac, and acrylic paint
“Erin Llull”