Joshua Smith, who based in Adelaide, South Australia, is a miniature sculpture artist focusing in urban landscape. He was a stencil artist for 16 years and an art gallerist who turned to be a miniature artist two years ago.
He uses cardboard, mdf, plastic and wood to create very detailed replica, from buildings, graffitied walls, streetlights to tiny cigarette butts.
Working in a scale of 1:20, he tried to capture the look and feel of urban life of various cities in the world, such as Sydney, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, by displaying old and long forgotten buildings.
To make his works look realistic, he applied paints and chalk pastels to recreate the exterior details with dirt, rust and rough surfaces.
Joshua Smith’s recent work, a four-storey building in Kowloon, Hongkong is created for VOLTA Art Fair in New York City, which exhibited from March 1-5, 2017. The miniature took three months to complete with eight to sixteen working hours each day. It is the real evidence of his passion.
The building even has lights that can be switched on to show a realistic view of night scene. You can preview his works on his Instagram and Website. We have also collected some photos of his works here.
And a video from his Instagram.
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