ISAAC CORDAL


I find this artist very interesting. He concentrates on exposing our social disadvantage using metaphors and evocative imagery representing what it is to live and work in our metropoles. Speaking of alienation, the sense of being a prisoner trapped in the hum drum of everyday life, the frustration of not have many prospects and the claustrophobia of living in the brutal, dirty environment that many of our cities have become…

If you are interested in learning more about Isaac here is his latest exhibition and some critiques:

SOLO SHOW AT RAS GALLERY, BARCELLONA

Thursday 26 April 2012 , en Cement eclipses

RAS Gallery Barcelona .
Carrer Doctor Dou 10
Opening Friday April 13th from 7.30 till 10 pm
Exhibition runs from April 13th till May 12th
Curated by Maximiliano Ruiz

“In 2007 the Spanish building industry used 54.2 million tones of cement. This factoid did not escape the thoughtful attentions of one very interesting Galician digital nomad, namely Isaac Cordal. Cordal saw this frenzied ‘cementisation’ of the world around him as evidence of our deep alienation from an ongoing conflict with the natural environment. So, being an artist very much obsessed with the problem of the human body Cordal appropriated cement as the tool for his own intervention in the built environment. What this means in laymen’s terms is that he used cement to make his art and in this case his art was sculptures of little people.” Gary Shove

“Blink and you’ll miss it. Turning the urban landscape in on itself with installations that are almost to subtle to be noticed while passing by in an individualistic frenzy, Isaac Cordal uses the grey functionality of cement to question the lack of colour and vibrancy in so much of our lives through his tiny figures.” Street Art Utopia

“Creator of a tiny community of cement sculptures hidden and isolated around the city, Isaac Cordal invites us to reflect on the sad state of the world through his art. It holds a mirror up to society by recreating scenes of our everyday modern life reminding us of the numb passage of time, the overwhelming influence of consumerism and elimination of nature. Keep your eyes open!” Street Art London

    

by marta novarini


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