It has been a while I’m following Isaac’s work through his website and I’ve always wanted to see some of his sculptures in the streets, without been lucky. Last night I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see his artworks at the Pure Evil Gallery.
While walking to the exhibition I was thinking if it could make sense to see sculptures created for the streets inside an art gallery, then after been inside the Pure Evil Gallery I can definitively say it does: it all depends the way an artist uses the gallery spaces. Talking about this, Isaac Cordal did a really good job: first of all he created some sculptures that can suit the walls of a gallery (or any space), second he was able to recreate indoor some installation he did outdoor, and third he placed “his little men” everywhere and the visitors had to really discover some of them, like if they were in a street.
Isaac did very well with the gallery setup, however what’s really great is his art: small cement sculptures that show the issues of our society. One of my favourite piece for example was “Follow the leader”, in which people follow a person (the leader) even if he’s going underwater (a picture here); others pieces I liked are the ones in this page.
What I like more in Isaac Cordal’s art is that even if he’s really skilled, using cement makes the sculptures looking always a bit raw, plus the fact they have not faces or they have always the same visage and expression is for me the perfect description of our society.
On the end I bought the book and I had also the pleasure to meet the artist, so it has been a really nice evening!
Cement Eclipses has been a great exhibition and if you are in London I suggest you to go to see it soon because the show will stay open only three days. In the meaning time you can enjoy all the artworks in my gallery.
A special thanks to Isaac Cordal and Pure Evil Gallery to let us take so many and nice pictures and to Laura Moreno who took all the pictures.