Crack Propagation
Crack Propagation 2
Crack Propagation 3
Crack Propagation 5

Exhibition view, "The world is an Island" , Gallery 22,48 m², Paris, September 2017

Crack Propagation
Bronze, concrete
#1 : 77,5 x 9,8 x 9,8 inches (197 x 25 x 25 cm)
#2 : 42 x 7,8 x 7,8 inches (107 x 20 x 20 cm)

"During his residence on Manhattan Island, the artist was able to observe the countless cracks in the ground that are scattered across the city, even in the most triumphantly constructed areas of grand skyscapers. He saw there a parable about the faults, fragility and vanity of the world. The impressive work that he drew from this is very expressive: after having lifted diagrams of the cracks by imprinting and molding, he melted them in bronze, erected them vertically, and then stuck them in concrete blocks, sombre reminiscences of the material of New York buildings. Those vertical imprints express that behind the perfect world aiming at the sky rather than the earth, there exists a real fragility for these faults will, naturally, spread and weaken some more." (Ann Hindry)


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