maurizio savini chewing gum sculpture

posted by the scholar on January 24th, 2008
filed under: art, sculpture

italian artist maurizio savini creates amazingly detailed and slightly disturbing sculptures out of chewing gum and has exhibited throughout europe. he enjoys using the gum as a medium due to the multiple senses engaged while chewing it, and also because it is a reminder of his youth and adolescence.




maurizio is elusive! he does not appear to have his own website, but an information page can be found here, and also (in italian) at the next door gallery, where he is represented.

via the presurfer and fun forever

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14 Responses to “maurizio savini chewing gum sculpture”

  1. technabob Says:

    Next up, sculptures made entirely of blown bubble gum.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    i really hope i don’t have to see that.

  3. Ann and Charley Says:

    Hi Scholar,

    Charley loved these sculptures. Anything with gum is cool.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi ann and charley,

    hahaha! yes gum is cool – and these are a great way to expose young kids to art don’t you think?

    thanks for the visit! 🙂

  5. Berny Says:

    The girl’s face looks like its covered in XXL skin cells, i love it!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi berny,

    skin cells? hmmm. i can see that i think. to me it almost looks like bubblegum pink mosaic work!

    thanks for the comment!

  7. L.T. Says:

    Ooo what flavor!!!

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi lt,

    you are AMUSING.

    nice to see you! 🙂

  9. toby Says:

    but are they solid bubble gum , hollow or is it previously sculpted in a different medium?

  10. the scholar Says:

    hi toby,

    unfortunately i cannot answer your question! there is not a lot of info out there about maurizio and i did not see the answer to this in all the places i looked.

    my best guess is that he is creating a frame for the large pieces and then adhering the gum to it, but don’t quote me on it.

    thanks for the visit! 🙂

  11. jack Says:

    i enjoy your work.

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  13. Gail Says:

    Loving the pink!

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