FROM THE OLDEST OF TIMES, OUR SPECIES HAS EXPERIENCED A STRONG SYMBIOSIS WITH MATTER. HUMANS HAVE LEARNED TO MODEL MATTER, TURNED IT INTO TOOLS, AND THEN USED IT TO CREATE OBJECTS. THE MAN OF THE 21ST CENTURY HAS SHAPED THE ANTHROPOCENE ERA TO HIS LIKING; AND PLASTICIZED IT TO HIS OWN MIRROR.
THE PROJECT CALLED MATERIALITY, IS CENTERED AROUND THE LAST GEOLOGICAL ERA, POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE PLASTIC AGE. AN ERA IN WHICH HUMAN IMPACT IS THE DOMINANT FORCE ON THE EARTH’S NATURAL MATERIALS.
“I LEFT ON THE SURFACE OF THE OBJECT THE IMPRINTS OF MY OWN FINGERS, OF MY HANDS, AS WELL AS THE STRIKES AND MARKS LEFT BY THE ACTUAL TOOLS USED TO SHAPE THE WORK. LATER ON, I TOOK MOLDS OF MY HANDS, FINGERS AND OF THE TOOLS THAT WERE ACTUALLY USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS UNIQUE PIECE, AND DUPLICATED THEM IN COLD CAST BRONZE TO COMPLETE THE ARTISTIC STATEMENT.”
FOR THIS SET OF WORKS, THE SYNTHETIC MATERIALS WERE CHOSEN RATIONALLY IN ORDER TO EXPLAIN BOTH THE PHYSICAL AND CONCEPTUAL MATERIALITY OF THE THEME. THOUGH, EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE FOR OUR CASE, THE COMMON PERCEPTION OF ANY SYNTHETIC MATERIAL IS USUALLY DISPOSABLE, MASS-PRODUCES AND LOW-GRAD. THIS GIVES BIRTH TO A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ETHICAL VALUE OF SYNTHETIC MATERIALS AND MAN’S ABILITY TO PERCEIVE IT CULTURALLY.
THE STORY OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF MATTER INTO AN OBJECT, ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE OBJECT INTO A GOOD, ABOUT THE MONETIZATION OF THE GOOD.
EACH PIECE IS ENTIRELY MADE BY HAND BY EDUARD LOCOTA HIMSELF, FROM ACRYLIC GLASS & COLD CAST BRONZE ( BRONZE FINGERS ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR THE FINAL PIECE, EXCEPT IF SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED). EACH ARTWORK IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY SIGNED AND DATED BY THE ARTIST. BUILD PROCESS TAKES 4-6 WEEKS; PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR CUSTOM ORDERS (COLORS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED UPON REQUEST).
DIMENSIONS: L 62 CM / W 55 CM / H 44CM
ULTRA LIMITED EDITION OF 12 + 4 AP.
* SHIPPING WORLDWIDE: ALL OUR ARTWORKS ARE INSURED AND PACKED IN A CUSTOM MADE WOODEN BOX.
* DIMENSIONS MAY VARY 1 – 2 CM.
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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