Sexy Furniture in challenging wood
Sculptor Mario Philippona developed a series of Sexy Furniture.
Female forms, the most attractive in nature inspired him.
He designs his works on life size working drawings and assembles his sculptures from pre-cut layers of wood. This way he can reproduce the most perfect female forms.
This perfectionism he recognizes in the way women use fashion, high heels, fitness and plastic surgery to portray themselves. The female images in for example Playboy are precisely composed and manipulated in PhotoShop.
Allan Jones and Salvador Dali inspires Mario Philippona, high heels and legs are important parts of his furniture.
The works are handcrafted from regional timber and finished with natural oil and wax.
Mario uses the colors and textures of various types of hard woods to emphasize the forms.
June 2008 Art Undressed Miami USA
Mai 2008 Lijf en Leden, Kunst in de Kelder Vlaardingen
April 2008 Versessen!, Deatz Centrum Lichtenstein Germany
November 2007 Koopkunst Rotterdam
April 2007 Atelierroute De Kuiperij Maassluis
December 2006 World Trade Centre Rotterdam
November 2006 Gallery Amadeus Art Berlijn, Germany
September 2006 Open AteLIER route, De Spin De Lier
September 2006 Gallery Amadeus Art Den Haag
August 2006 Niet Netjes, Pand Paulus Schiedam
June 2006 Erotica Dell’Arte; Galerie Kralingen Rotterdam
Februari 2006 Gallery Amadeus Art Amersfoort
November 2005 Extasia Geneve, Swiss
September 2005 Houtbeurs, Ahoy Rotterdam
September 2005 Niet Netjes, Gallery Jaques Tange Schiedam
2004 2005 Kamasutra erotic fair The Netherlands
August 2004 Art & the City Maaseik Belgium
Februari 2004 Gallery The Sultan Amsterdam
October 2003 Wonen met Kunst Co-Operatie Schiedam
September 2003 Gallery van Lubeck Heiloo
April 2003 Houtrijk Nederland Ammerzoden