Marc Sijan, a Milwaukee artist, has carefully studied and modeled the human form for more then twenty years. Since his days as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he has become completely immersed in the human form as a subject. After earning his bachelor’s degree in art, he returned to school to earn his master’s degree and received a heavy dose of scientific courses in anatomy and biology in the process – hence the inspiration for the life like artistic forms.
Although Marc Sijan’s creative talents are extensive, and have made him a semi-celebrity thanks to the ultra-realistic sculptures as seen in the photos above.
Sijan’s sculptures are “homages to humanity’s fascination with its own forms — a fascination which has compelled artists throughout the millennia to mirror life in virtually every medium.” Sijan’s figures are incredibly lifelike, sensuous and graceful. In fact, they are so life like, they seem always on the verge of movement, a mere instant away from action. The pores in the skin, the tiny hairs, and veins; even the bald spots, the blemishes, the individual shapes of the faces that make human beings so similar, yet so unique.” These are the essence of what makes Marc Sijan’s work so arresting.