“Title alluding to the painting by Diego Velasquez it’s about self study/articulation of ones physical form. Alloysious delineates the contours and features of his body. I loved the contrast between what we see versus what he sees.”
Augustine Kofie (American, b. 1973, Los Angeles, CA, USA) - Linear Lovely, 2011 2:
2: The Circulations Of Her Linear Curiosity, 2011 Found Paper, Ballpoint Pen, Acrylics, White-Out, Xerographic Gel Transfer & Acrylic Ink On Wood Panel
From the 5th century BCE, giants appeared often in all the arts, particularly in sculpture. This sculpture echoes an architectural example from ancient Corinth in size, pose, and rosette ornament, suggesting a similar identification: that of a giant in battle. The engraved hair rosette on the chest of this torso has been found on sculptural examples of centaurs, giants, and satyrs. According to legend, giants attempted to overturn the rule of the gods in an early and mighty struggle. This torso was meant to be seen from all sides and may have been part of a battle scene in the round.
[part of series of objects that were some of my favorites from NADA. all the rhetoric and where the he sourced the images don’t really carry weight for me, but what a chill object. love the concept, it could literally be pictures of puppies and i would be down if it were composed well and displayed like this. just got me thinking how evil advertising could get with this concept, but nevertheless, great objects and nothing more.]