Monday, June 2, 2008

Peter Jansen

A personal favorite sculpture of mine at the MOMA is the Umberto Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913 (cast 1931). A picture does not give this sculpture justice.

It comes as no surprise that Peter Jansen's work caught my eye. "Based on his ideas on transposition and movement the artist Peter Jansen uses shapes of the human body to create energetic spaces. In his earlier works he focused on open spaces, created almost free of matter and weight. In his recent sculptures he captures sequences of human movements in space and time, in a single frame."

I could barely cast a self portrait of my own head in school, so seeing works like these amaze me. There is a clear inspiration from Boccioni, but with a modern interpretation.

1 comment:

Robert said...

that is SO cool.

what are they sculpted from? how large are they? is there negative space between the iterations of the form, or does it just look like it?