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5 Latest Trends in 3D Sculpture Wall Art

Renowned abstract sculpture artist David Smith once said, “I do not recognise the limits where painting ends and sculpture begins". This is precisely what makes 3D wall art so special; it retains the fluidity and harmony of painting while existing within the actual space of a room. These works of art are not just simple wall decorations. The craftsmanship is truly exceptional, and with their intricate and original designs, the following 3D sculpture wall art pieces are the perfect way to elevate your space.

Whether you're looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication or to make a bold statement, sculptured wall art is the way to go. From classical bas relief to abstract metal sculptures, there's a vast range of options to choose from. Ceramic wall sculptures bring a sense of rustic charm, while geometric wall art adds a touch of modernity to any room. And for those who want to take it up a notch, modern glass and ceramic art, blended with lighting to form abstract light sculptures creates a stunning display of colour and warmth. So, dive into the world of detail and harmony, and explore the potential for textured wall sculpture, modern feature walls, or paper abstract wall artworks in your collection.

Artelier Art Consultancy

3D wall art - it's our speciality. We have many years of industry experience curating bespoke wall art sculptures that have transformed yachts, hotels and various residential projects worldwide. We understand that each client has their own unique requirements; therefore we take the time to carefully consider the brief before putting together a proposal of artists that will meet the aesthetic as well as budgetary needs of the project. We will then commission the chosen artist on the client's behalf overseeing all aspects, from framing to the final installation.

Discover a selection of our projects below, as well as a curated selection of many artists we have worked closely with. If you are interested in 3D wall art decor for your home or commercial project, get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements. We look forward to bringing your vision to life!


1. Classical Bas Relief Designs

Transcending trends and fads, classical bas relief art has an enduring beauty and artistic value that has been celebrated for centuries. Often depicting flora and fauna, scenes from mythology, history or religion, plaster bas relief designs can be high relief sculptures, or low, with both offering a varied sense of depth and dimensionality that is truly unique. By carving the design into a flat background, the artist is able to form the illusion of depth, creating three-dimensional naturalistic artworks.

Designs such as these, from one of our artist wall associates, a small company working in Devon (UK), are truly timeless. Their craft is primarily concerned with plaster using the aged material stucco method - applied throughout sculptural work in Italy for centuries. The precision and care of their technique creates an incredibly intricate and life-like image, allowing for exquisite detail, depth and texture. From the subtle expressions on faces to the delicate folds of leaves pressing against one another, every detail is attentively considered and executed with skill. The delicacy, symmetry and monochromatism of their designs make the artworks enduring, aesthetically long-lasting as well as genuinely sturdy - an ideal investment. Whether displayed in a private home or a public space, a classical bas relief design is sure to captivate and inspire all who view it.


2. Modern Bas Relief Art

Many works of the modern 3D bas relief type are extraordinarily innovative, using the ancient technique of carving to create sleek, modern designs in a range of materials. Inspired by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Cornish landscape, one of our experienced artists uses wood-carving to create stunning wood sculpture wall artworks that engage hands-on with the natural material he's inspired by. Through a meticulous application of gesso, as well as the brushing and burnishing of gold leaf, his works are truly original, captivating and contemplative. As large textured wall art pieces, the raised elements of the artwork catch the light in unusual ways, casting shadows and creating a dynamic visual experience. This effect of modern relief art can be particularly effective in rooms with neutral tones or minimal decor, ideal for adding a touch of glamour and finesse as a focal point to a hotel, residential or corporate space.

The fluid, dynamic wooden artworks pictured below are created by artist Stanil Popov of ArtStudioPOPOV. Not only are they visually stunning, but they also offer a tactile experience, where viewers are drawn to feel and touch the raised surfaces. The natural warmth of wood especially lends well to creating a sense of calm and tranquillity in a space.


3. Geometric Wall Art

Eye-catching and rich with texture, geometric wall art is the breath taking fusion of mathematics and art, resulting in a stunning display of precision, symmetry, and creativity. It's a form of artwork that transforms simple shapes and patterns into captivating masterpieces, drawing the eye and capturing the imagination. Whether you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your home or office, or simply seeking to expand your artistic horizons, geometric wall art is a perfect choice. 3D wall art such as these are a testament to the human capacity for creativity and innovation, capturing the enduring appeal of classic geometric shapes and patterns.

One of our artists is a leading figure in the research field of nano folding - his abstract paper artworks use specialised paper sculpture techniques to form labyrinths of colour. Every fold and edge of his 3d paper sculptures are perfectly placed to create a mesmerising visual experience. The angles and lines flow together seamlessly, forming a symphony of geometry that is both calming and invigorating. Another one of our artists uses geometric art forms to respond to the play of light in the atmosphere, working through multi-medias, including the metal relief art form. His illusory artworks belie the conventional wall space and add an unprecedented layer of fascination with traditional shapes. His original modern relief art works are bound to transform your space into an area of energy and interest.


4. Ceramic Wall Sculpture

Ceramic wall art is incredibly versatile, able to create the same smoothness of texture and sturdiness of wood, or if the artist is carefully inclined, the works can become visually delicate and soft, despite their firm material. One such artist's work is pictured below, whose intricate, rhythmic patterns in their 3D sculptures have a tactility that appears as if one has just folded or curved some paper. Like ocean waves, they are imbued with a sense of harmony, presenting themselves as if murals to the spiritual practise of the artist's hand-crafting.

Each piece of ceramic wall art made by this artist is one-of-a-kind, with its own distinct character and personality. From bold, sweeping curves to delicate, intricate patterns, every artwork created is a reflection of the artist's vision and creativity. Whether glazed, painted or left natural, they are sure to add a dynamism to your space. And - if you're interested in collecting, designs such as these are truly timeless, increasing in value and appreciation, given their integrity to the genuine appreciation of line and form.


5. Modern Abstract Wall Art

This artist's glass and ceramic modern 3D wall art is a breath taking testament to the beauty of art and science. The organic forms and microbiology-inspired designs of these pieces bring an exquisite touch of nature to any room, evoking a sense of wonder and awe, whilst the delicate interplay of light and refraction that these sculptures produce is truly a sight to behold. As light dances across the smooth surfaces of these artworks, it creates a dazzling array of colours and patterns that seem to come alive before your eyes. The effect is akin to gazing into a kaleidoscope, where each twist and turn reveals a new and fascinating facet of the piece.

Drawing inspiration from the essence of life itself, from the tiniest microorganisms to the vast expanse of the cosmos, the artists imbue their creations with a sense of vitality and energy that is truly fascinating. In many ways, these wall light sculptures are like living organisms themselves, each one possessing its own unique character and personality. And it's not just the aesthetic beauty of these sculptures that sets them apart. They also represent a remarkable feat of engineering and design, as artists harness the brilliant properties of glass and ceramics to create pieces that are both delicate and durable. If you're looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your project, there's no better way than with a stunning modern abstract wall art.


Need some advice?

From polished sleek geometric paper creations, to large textured wall art, our curators will work with you to hand-select a suitable artwork for your project. Here at Artelier we have 15+ years of experience sourcing artworks for corporate and residential spaces, and a database of 25,000 artists to explore. We understand the time and energy required in acquiring artworks, so we will handle all the logistics, up to framing and installation. Why not get in touch for a free consultation?


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