Isaac Cordal – Moments de Solitude @ SpaceJunk
Usually placed in thoughtful areas in the public space, the works of Brussels based artist Isaac Cordal, presented under the concept of Cement Eclipses, are currently part of his personal exhibition “Moments de Solitude”, on view through April 4th, 2015 at SpaceJunk Bayonne, France.
The tiny sculptures depict the stressful and routine driven life of middle-aged businessmen always wearing their grey or dark suits, the degradation of human relationships in today’s society and the tragic effects of the contemporary lifestyle and values that often lead to self-destruction, physical and psychological disorders or even suicide and death. Ruins and cages stand as metaphors for the senseless actions of these individuals and masses of small men and women, whose gestures reflect despair, fatigue, selfishness, ignorance and intellectual enslavement, also a result of oppressive environments and the lost connection with their natural habitat and the lack of understanding or escaping their narrow reality.
The exhibition, as well as his interventions in the street, acts as a reminder of the imperfect construction of society, on various aspects – social, environmental, economical – and highlights the absurdity of our existence, which we are less aware of and strongly tied to its powerful illusion.
‘Follow the leaders’, 2015
‘Follow the leaders’, 2013
‘The Family’, 2015
‘Waiting for climate change (different manners to evitate devastation)’, 2015
‘Remembrances from nature’, 2015
‘Forest fragments’, 2015
‘The office’, 2013
‘Chemical Love’, 2012
‘Hard life’, 2013
Part of ‘Sleepwalkers’, 2013-2015
Images © Isaac Cordal and SpaceJunk Bayonne