Wrestlers

Made in collaboration with Farhad Akhmetov.

high density urethane, polyester resin, acrylic, wax, and wood
58” x 36” x 20”
2015

Made in collaboration with Farhad Akhmetov.

high density urethane, polyester resin, acrylic, wax, and wood
58” x 36” x 20”
2015

Wrestling as a genre enjoys substantial precedents both throughout the history of athletics and throughout the history of art. Through an innovative combination of technologies such as 3D scanning, motion capture, motion building, and CNC milling, The Wrestlers, creates a contemporary artistic iteration of the wrestling body in motion. The Wrestlers, is a model of the first in a series of life-size sculptures depicting bodies in motion.

This project was made possible through in-kind support from Rey Diogo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the UCSD Visual Arts Department, the UCSD Media Teaching Lab, Xsens Motion Capture, xxArray Human Capture, Coastal Enterprises, and ADM Works.

Wrestlers: Farhad Akhmetov and Uri Faynsod
Project Assistants: Arielle Marom, Yuka Murakami, and Alex Uhler
Special thanks to Adriene Hughes, Tad Linfesty, and Rey Diogo