The unique approach of Eduard Locota towards art, embrace the permeability between art and function. An unique mirror that is as much sculpture as it is design.
By using coal as a manufacturing material, Eduard Locota is predicting a feasible future for coal, but not as one of the world’s leading combustibles.
If we analyzing the past of the material: its transformation from a plant into a rock, and currently into the fuel; we can try to predict the new and complex future of coal and similar fossil-fuel.
The artist is reinterpreting the purpose of fossil fuel, we actually go beyond recycling, towards an active transformation of the material.
The artwork tell the story our forests, of the trees and ecosystem in which we live, synthesized and transformed into a currency of exchange [reference to the golden color].
The lake in the center can be interpreted as a mirror of our ego, that would sometimes do anything for a little… gold. Rather than look at an image of the artist’s making, the viewers are now confronted by themselves, questioning a long-held notion of transcending reality.
110 cm Diameter / H 20 cm
*Note: because each piece is 100% unique & hand made, dimensions may vary from 1 to 2 cm.
Once Upon a Time, I was a Forest: is limited to 35 editions.
Each piece is signed by the artist and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
Coal, resin, hand polished brass, brass wire.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
In the current context focused on excessive and unsustainable consumerism, the 21st Century welcomes us with a Darwinian transformation for both men and nature. Evolution which leads to the development of a synthetic man living in a synthetic nature. Heavy topics as regeneration and sustainable environment are thrown into the arms of the future generations, that have not been born yet.
Thus, the artist’s creations highlight the synthesis through alternative materials used, such as: synthetic marble (resin and marble dust), synthetic resin (Plexiglass), synthetic cement (Jesmonite), charcoal, wood, and so on. His works have a powerful conceptual plasticity but also physical plasticity, a concept that can be interpreted as modern works of the 21st Century.
His pieces are sold around the world, belonging to private collectors and royal families.
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