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.

Isaac Cordal - Follow the leaders, 2015

‘Follow the leaders’, 2015

Moments de Solitude / Follow the leaders, 2013

‘Follow the leaders’, 2013

Moments de Solitude / The Family, 2015

Moments de Solitude / The Family, 2015

Moments de Solitude / The Family, 2015

‘The Family’, 2015

Moments de Solitude / Waiting for climate change (different manners to evitate devastation), 2015

Moments de Solitude / Waiting for climate change (different manners to evitate devastation), 2015

‘Waiting for climate change (different manners to evitate devastation)’, 2015

Moments de Solitude / Remembrances from nature, 2015

‘Remembrances from nature’, 2015

Moments de Solitude / Forest fragments, 2015

‘Forest fragments’, 2015

Moments de Solitude / The office, 2013

‘The office’, 2013

Moments de Solitude / Chemical Love, 2012

‘Chemical Love’, 2012

Moments de Solitude / Businessman, 2013

‘Businessman’, 2013

Moments de Solitude / Hard life, 2013

‘Hard life’, 2013

Moments de Solitude / Sleepwalkers, 2013-2015

Part of ‘Sleepwalkers’, 2013-2015

I. Cordal - Moments de solitude

I. Cordal - Moments de solitude

I. Cordal - Moments de solitude

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Images © Isaac Cordal and SpaceJunk Bayonne

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