GLAZING BALL – a Contemporary Classic
A lot of contemporary artists has look to greek and roman classical masterpieces with different approaches and media. Casts represented undoubtedly the most versatile support in this regard.
With Glazing Ball the work of art is just made by the stunning idea and the blue color that comes back like a citation to the sixties Yves Klein cast sculptures already become, itself, a contemporary classic.
This series consists of hand-blown blue glass balls that are on balance, atop white plaster casts. It seems that sculptures collaborating to this game to keep the balls in balance.
I do not discuss the quality of the casts and surface details, which in some cases of them could be better made, but here plasters are just a media for the sculpture concept. Plaster casts lose their identity, both of ‘sons’ of the original and even as art objects itself. Here we no longer see the ancient work that comes to us through a background of content indissoluble, but we see only the result of thinking of a modern man. A contemporary artist who wriggles out from the legacies of the past. He makes use provocative and exorcises the incomparable greatness of the ancients. Only in this way, the art continues and lives freely.