sebastian errazuriz recasts greek and roman masterpieces in marble for everyday use
 

sebastian errazuriz recasts greek and roman masterpieces in marble for everyday use

sebastian errazuriz blurs the boundaries between art and design with new series of limited-edition works that balance between of tension and release, reverence and sacrilege, delicacy and brutality. ‘anything you destroy, we will rebuild’ presents greek and roman masterpieces from renowned museums, 3D scanned, digitally manipulated and recast in marble as functional sculptures for everyday use, including door stops, cabinets and lamps.

 

 

 

‘I use technology to “steal” classical sculptures I have revered since childhood, claim their shapes as raw material to build my own new works,’ sebastian errazuriz explains, ‘it’s an act of gluttony and lust to appropriate that which belongs to the sacred world of the arts and use it freely in an exploration of its boundaries within the realm of the functional and the mundane.’ opening to public tomorrow, 1 june, the exhibition takes place at david gill gallery and signifies the new york-based artist and designer’s first solo show in the UK. another topic errazuriz touches with his work is breakage as a vital aesthetic resource. ‘many of the sculptures we have learned to love and revere are broken, fragmented,’ he mentions, ‘would they be as mysterious and fascinating to us if we could see them in their pristine original appearance?’ 

 


‘antiquity shelves nike’ is a replica of the headless nike (winged goddess) enveloped in a wooden ‘scaffold’ that functions as shelving

 

‘antiquity shelves nike’ etagere

 

‘bust’ shelves

 

‘freeze’ console

 

‘bowl’ coffee table

 

‘meleager’ side table

 

doorstop ‘head’

 

 sketch for the doorstop

 

‘bust’ table lamp in black

 

‘bust’ table lamp in black turned on

 

sketch of the table lamp

 

‘bust’ table lamp in white

 

 ‘charioteer’ candlestick in white

 

 ‘charioteer’ candlesticks in white and gold

 

concept sketch

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