Beautiful Decay Issue R: Richard Stipl

If you missed this year's Scope New York, Beautiful Decay worked with Scope to feature some participating artists showing at the 2007 fair in their issue "R." One that caught our eye there and that's also in the magazine is Richard Stipl, a Czechoslovakian-born painter and sculptor. Similar in to the plasticine realism of Ron Mueck's work, Stipl uses himself as a model to create his hairless, ill-postured sculptures, which interact in awkward and sometimes comical manners. His grotesque miniatures— often missing limbs or playing with them—at once repel and attract our gaze.

See more of Stipl and other engaging artists in Beautiful Decay issue R, available for $6 here. Past issues are also available.