Darren Aiken

Location

Pretoria
South Africa

About the Artist

Born 24 February 1966 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Emigrated to Durban, South Africa, in 1968. Emigrated to Durban, South Africa, in 1968. I have no Art schooling and no formal training, so entirely self-taught. I paint people in line and wash and acrylics, and acrylic jungle scenes, but my true passion lies in sculpture in polymer clay (for 27 years). In 1997 I started my art career at the age of 31 after completing 5 years of Audit articles, a career in business and 7 years in Game Reserves. I came up with a Chess set of The Old vs New Parliament of SA at 1994 elections. I make chess sets of the greatest Musicians, Soccer players, Golfers at the Ryder cup, Actors and actresses, the State Capture Chess set and The World Leaders Chess set – Money vs religion. Currently I specialize in sculpting (only Polymer clay) bespoke chess sets, wedding couples and your favorite band, or musician on stage, and colorful people in the townships (Max size 17cm). I also make large unique polymer clay portrait earrings and teach sculpture classes.

Website

https://thehoozoo.com

2021 Exhibition Images

The Original Gag

The Original Gag

16 x 16 x 9 cm

Sculptionary, Das and Montmart polymer clay

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Three Dimensional Work

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Sculpture of a very thin clown with white hair and a large, red nose slipping on a banana peel

WTF - The Princess and the Pea

WTF - The Princess and the Pea

17 x 8 x 10 cm

Sculptionary, Das and Mont Mart polymer clays

The discovery after a terrible night's sleep.

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Three Dimensional Work

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Sculpture of a girl sitting on the edge of a stack of mattresses with a teddy bear beside her and looking at a pea in her hand

Star Wars Chess Set

Star Wars Chess Set

2020

Pieces vary:16 cm to12 cm; Board: 50 cm x 50 cm

Sculptionary, Das and Mont Mart polymer clays

A gift to myself

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Three Dimensional Work

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Chess set with figures from Star Wars for pieces; the Empire on one side and the Rebellion on the other

Back to the Map

2020 Exhibition Images

Fashionable Earrings

Fashionable Earrings

35mm diameter, Das and Clayology and Fimo Polymer Clay

Funky Fashionable earings and pendants with fresh, cool 3D faces, with silver hooks and ringlets

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Jewelry and Wearable Art
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

140mm, Clayology Polymer Clay,

An example of a musician I Sculpt. I do sculpt your favorite band on stage complete with drums, amps etc

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Three Dimensional Work
Kirsty and Mike Wedding Portrait

Kirsty and Mike Wedding Portrait

40mm x 50mm, Clayology Polymer Clay

Kirsty and Mike got married in London during Covid in May and their parents in South Africa couldnt attend. Instead they zoomed. This was her parents' Christmas present to the couple.

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Three Dimensional Work

IPCA2016 Horiz

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