Sunday, September 16
My Headphones Save My Life, 2006
Married to Myself, 2007
Your Monsters Are Just Like Mine, 2006
Demetz is an Italian artist who has become well-recognized for his wooden sculptures of children. His overall technique is incredible. The contrast between the rough textures to the softer surfaces along with the gaps and pieces fitting together creates a lot of discord and interest.
An interview with Dazed Digital reveals the artist's point of view:
"My sculptures transmit the awareness of becoming adults and thus losing, as Rudolf Steiner says, their ability to be able to “hear” their unconscious. They live with the burden of guilt transmitted from generation to generation, which does not belong to them. They are children who feel sad about not being able to really be children, but who have, on the other hand, the possibility of choosing to become adults, totally independently, thus freeing themselves little by little of all the influences transmitted by their ancestors. They are witness to all the effort involved in the process of growth and development, which is achieved through individual will and concentration."
Saturday, September 8
Janine Antoni, 2000
A few weeks ago I went to visit the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and checked out the museum while I was there. This piece caught my attention. It is a silver casting of family silverware, a negative impression of the artist's mouth, and her mother's hand holding the spoon.
"The work relates to Antoni's ongoing exploration of personal history, family relationships, and bonding and separation as equally important elements in forming one's identity."