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Dollhouse-Sized Dioramas by Ronan-Jim Sevellec


A sculptural diorama of a building interiorUntitled

French artist Ronan-Jim Sevellec specializes in creating tiny dollhouse-sized dioramas of various interior scenes. Most of the artist’s works depict buildings in and around Paris.


A small diorama placed on a staircaseUntitled

 

It’s fascinating to see the amount of detail that goes into each one of Sevellec’s art pieces. Photographs of the dioramas taken close-up leave some ambiguity as to whether this is a full-sized room, or a small-scale sculpture. The artist seems to have gone to painstaking lengths to find materials and textures that perfectly emulate the look and feel of every table, piece of fabric, or architectural feature in the scene.

 

The scale of these artworks reminds me of the tiny sculptural works by Evan Lorenzen. There’s something meditative about Sevellec’s sculptures – though the process of recreating the fine details of a space must be time-consuming, I can imagine that getting everything exactly right would be rewarding in equal proportion.


A diorama by Ronan-Jim SevellecUntitled


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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