‘London Portrait #1’
It is necessary that each one is well what it must be, and that the harmony is born of differences. (Alain - 1932).
The portrait of a city can only materialize by associating its many facets. A play of angles and curves, brilliance and rusticity and even the three elements: water, air and solid matter ... We recognize ourselves and we disappear there. We recognize and wonder ... What is behind these forms? And if it were only a screen to our existential emptiness? And if the landmarks were not around us but inside us?
As Balzac wrote: Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine!
Anamorphic portrait of London with its emblematic monuments: London bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Parliament and Big Ben, Gherkin Towers and The Shard.
Pieces of raw steel, oxidized, sanded and assembled at a distance from each other to form a sculpture in volume, in high relief, hanging a few inches from the wall with a simple hook.
Artist : Frédéric Daty
Size : 118 cm x 104 cm x 19 cm
Year : 2019