Unusual Art: A Video

Two years ago, I published a post about my friend, Malcolm Poynter. He is an accomplished artist and former lecturer in sculpture, and at one time he specialised in ‘life-casting’, using casts of humans and animals (including me) to create often bizarre but compelling works of art.
https://beetleypete.com/2017/10/27/my-friend-the-sculptor/

He now resides in Austria, where he has created a huge studio and gallery to display his work. http://www.malcolmpoynter.com/english/Ateliereng.htm

Last month another good friend, Roland, went to visit him there, and took this rather surreal video showcasing much of Malcolm’s recent and available work.

It doesn’t have too long a running time, and I hope that you enjoy it.

36 thoughts on “Unusual Art: A Video

  1. Awesome post pete. Great video but tell me something just cuz this guy creates human and monstrous sculptures did they have to make the video creepy?? I almost thought that one of those sculptures might turn human and…πŸ’₯πŸ”ͺ and wouldn’t look nice. CreepedπŸ₯Ί

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  2. Great post πŸ™‚ I should congratulate Roland for filming Malcolm’s Art with a scary music background resulting in an avant-garde or semi-avant-garde short film πŸ™‚ Congrats to Malcolm as well for sculpting all of those pieces. And as I say to you, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  3. It’s great you have such a talented friend. His work, that place, is a place of a nightmare. I think he added the music to give one that impression. Anyway, I’d be scared to death to walk around there at night with almost all the lights off. This would be a cool setting for one of your detective-killer shows.

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    1. I think Roland added the music to his video, Cindy.
      I know what you mean about it being spooky. I still have two of ‘my’ heads that Malcolm gave me.
      Julie won’t have them in the house, as they scare her. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  4. Hi Pete, Malcolm’s atelier was mightily impressive, he works hard and constantly, he is dedicated to his art. It’s a huge space on several levels and still developing. He has been in London for the past week and we’ve met up a couple of times, all good. Love and all the best to you Ro

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      1. I was in two minds as to whether to do that the first time Pete, but I thought I’d listen to it to ‘the bitter end’ πŸ˜‰ I do like electronic music, but I felt that the soundtrack created too doomy or portentous an atmosphere that wasn’t really appropriate to the works on show. Only a personal opinion, of course, and you know the old chestnut: “You can’t please all the people [etc.]” πŸ™‚

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