Salman Khoshroo is well known for the multicolored palette knife portraits he creates by using great portions of oil paint, but not long ago, the Iranian artist has set his attention on a different genre: sculpture. He makes outstanding, anthropomorphic, humanoid figures out of electrical wire.
The artist makes a base and frame for every single piece out of a mixture of 3D-printed parts, woods, and metals. He then fills the sculpture out with numerous woven layers of electrical wire. Khoshroo also plays with various hairstyles to impress gender and personality traits upon his figures. Each sculpture’s lush network of wires creates the same muddled coloration seen in his paintings, but brings it out into the 3D realm.
For one of these particular busts, Khoshroo even developed a motorized moving frame that can nod and turn its head. One of the busts adjusts its position as the cogs and gears that support it move, as if it’s following a conversation in the room.
Khoshroo was born in Tehran, but when he was little he and his family moved to New York and after school to Australia, where Salman got a bachelor’s degree in digital arts. After graduation, he returned to Iran, where he lives nowadays.