Alexander da Cunha: Drawing Room Confessions #10

78 pages
English
Softcover, 11 x 17 cm
2015
ISBN 9788867491520
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(…) I love it when people ask, “What kind of art do you make?” and I answer, “Sculpture”. The first thing everyone thinks is that sculpture is associated with someone who sculpts. There is the idea of a classic sculptor, someone who transforms materials. I transform almost nothing, but there is always the intention to transform. I basically bring existing things together and make people look at them in another way. Maybe through association, as you mentioned, or maybe by giving them a character, a personality, as if they really were characters, individuals, almost like people. I think my work is almost always figurative, and this is the greatest transformation. At least this is the biggest aspiration I have for a work: trying to transform an ordinary glass that everyone uses into a glass that becomes a character (…)

Alexander da Cunha: Drawing Room Confessions #10

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(…) I love it when people ask, “What kind of art do you make?” and I answer, “Sculpture”. The first thing everyone thinks is that sculpture is associated with someone who sculpts. There is the idea of a classic sculptor, someone who transforms materials. I transform almost nothing, but there is always the intention to transform. I basically bring existing things together and make people look at them in another way. Maybe through association, as you mentioned, or maybe by giving them a character, a personality, as if they really were characters, individuals, almost like people. I think my work is almost always figurative, and this is the greatest transformation. At least this is the biggest aspiration I have for a work: trying to transform an ordinary glass that everyone uses into a glass that becomes a character (…)

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