The unique approach of Eduard Locota towards art, embrace the permeability between art and function. An unique mirror that is as much sculpture as it is design.
By using coal as a manufacturing material, Eduard Locota is predicting a feasible future for coal, but not as one of the world’s leading combustibles.
If we analyzing the past of the material: its transformation from a plant into a rock, and currently into the fuel; we can try to predict the new and complex future of coal and similar fossil-fuel.
The artist is reinterpreting the purpose of fossil fuel, we actually go beyond recycling, towards an active transformation of the material.
The artwork tells the metamorphosis story of a young man, that is full of hope [once a little butterfly with big thoughts, who wanted to conquer the peaks of humanity], transformed into an old aged worker, into a simple proletarian, into a “miner” with a lamp at his forehead.
It reminds me of my grandfather, of yours … maybe of ourselves.
L 47 cm / W 45cm / H 28 cm
*Note: because each piece is 100% unique & hand made, dimensions may vary from 1 to 2 cm.
Once upon a time, I was a Butterfly: is limited to 35 editions.
Each piece is signed by the artist and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
Coal, resin, brass wire, light.
110-220v, powerful LED illumination
ABOUT THE ARTIST
In the current context focused on excessive and unsustainable consumerism, the 21st Century welcomes us with a Darwinian transformation for both men and nature. Evolution which leads to the development of a synthetic man living in a synthetic nature. Heavy topics as regeneration and sustainable environment are thrown into the arms of the future generations, that have not been born yet.
Thus, the artist’s creations highlight the synthesis through alternative materials used, such as: synthetic marble (resin and marble dust), synthetic resin (Plexiglass), synthetic cement (Jesmonite), charcoal, wood, and so on. His works have a powerful conceptual plasticity but also physical plasticity, a concept that can be interpreted as modern works of the 21st Century.
His pieces are sold around the world, belonging to private collectors and royal families.
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