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Carmelo López

Köln

Statement

The figure in “The Leap” captures, in a fixed image, the ideal position of a body leaping through space. Sustained by steel cables, in an action held by an endless gaze, in a space that is protected? boxed in? preventing the leap? The space – a transparent shipping crate? – from which the material emanates frailty, turns into a double meaning about the image themed by the piece.

The principal theme of my work is the human figure in movement. I am interested in the magical moment between stability and instability, movement frozen between security, equilibrium, and tension. Often figures are caught in an instant of movement, demonstrating the tension shortly before a fall. The seated figures represent a concentrated and contemplative moment. They draw the viewer into the state of being absolutely in the present, here and now.
The color alludes to the elements of water and air.

Ausstellung BLICKE (2016)
Ausstellung BLICKE (2016)
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