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“Giza komedia” solo show at SCGallery, Bilbao. Spain

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Opening reception: Friday 17 February, 19:30 h.

17 February – 28 April

Location: SC Gallery (Bilbao)

www.scgallery.es

For artworks available write to: scgallery@scgallery.es

 

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“GOLDMAN” PORTRAIT.
POLYURETHANE RESIN. 37 X 26,5 X 7CM. 2017.

SC GALLERY
Bilbao’s SC Gallery proudly presents “Giza komedia”, Isaac Cordal’s first solo exhibition in the Basque Country.
SC Gallery presents “Giza komedia”, by Galician artist Isaac Cordal. This exhibition is based on his latest sculptures and the photographic documentation of his interventions in Bilbao.
The opening reception will be held on Friday 17 February from 19:30 h. The exhibition will be open until 28 April.

 

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ISAAC CORDAL. “GIZA KOMEDIA”.

Isaac Cordal entitles his new exhibition “Giza Komedia” (Basque for “The human comedy”) and it is a continuation of his wider project Cement Eclipses.

Cement Eclipses is an ongoing series of interventions left to their fate in the public space. This project combines sculpture and photography: sculpture is the starting point to create urban installations, and photography is the final or documentation process. The pieces are small (approximately 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches tall), and usually made of painted concrete.

Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being.

Men and women are suspended and isolated in a motion or pose that can take on multiple meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and to laugh with. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival.
The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.

Isaac Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and you can empathize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and even their most tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters; in many unusual and unlikely places.

Cement Eclipses is an ongoing nomadic project that started in year 2006. So far, as a part of this project there have been public space interventions in Berlin, London, Bogotá, Brussels, Zagreb, Vienna, Milan, New York, Amsterdam, Nantes, San José, and Hanoi, among other cities.

 

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Prints available at Classic Nouveau

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NEW PRINT RELEASES AT CLASSIC NOUVEAU

More info: http://www.classicnouveau.com/category/prints

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Reflection of  Nature

Archival Pigment Print On Hahnemühle 308Gsm paper

Signed By The Artist

50 x 70cm, Edition of 10 – £195.00 – Buy

A4 Edition of 25 – £100.00 – Buy

2016

 

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Ephemeral

Archival Pigment Print On Hahnemühle 308Gsm paper

Signed By The Artist

50 x 70cm, Edition of 10 – £195.00 – Buy

2016

 

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On the edge

Archival Pigment Print On Hahnemühle 308Gsm paper

Signed By The Artist

50 x 70cm, Edition of 10 – £195.00 – Buy

2016

 

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Fragil, group show, Brussels

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Last September I was invited to participate in a group show called Fragile , curated by Zinneke , in a former supermarket in the center of Brussels.

My contribution consisted of a new version of my installation Follow the leaders , small sculptures representing business men half drowned in a mixture of water and oil.
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A l’occasion de la nouvelle biennale de Zinneke, l’exposition FRAGIL rassemble les œuvres de 17 artistes autour d’un sujet sans âge et profondément actuel. Plus qu’un thème parmi d’autres, fragile détermine les équilibres du monde, du vivant, des systèmes. Reconnaître que la fragilité est une grâce incontournable plus qu’une fatale faiblesse permet de déplacer les perspectives, de repenser les interdépendances et d’oser pratiquer des modes d’existence délibérément sensibles. L’exposition FRAGIL invite à la rencontre de ces œuvres, et propose une réflexion à partir de ces différentes sources d’inspiration possibles dans la perspective de la prochaine Zinneke Parade qui aura lieu le 21 mai 2016. du 18 septembre au 18 octobre, accessible du mercredi au dimanche de 11h à 19h au GB58 (ex-Carrefour), rue du Marché aux Poulets 5 – 1000 Bruxelles

 

 

 

Cement Eclipses @ Grenoble, France

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STREETARTFEST GRENOBLE

Ancien Musée de Peinture
Grenoble
France

10-21 Juin 2015

 

Noel forest is a forest that does not exist because we cut down their trees each year to adorn our homes.

 

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More info about this installation: http://cementeclipses.com/Works/noel-forest/

 

I had a busy time there with a solo show too.

 

Moment du solitude – Solo show @ Spacejunk Grenoble

 

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Pictures by Caroline Dumont

 

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The new old slavery

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ARTour Biennale

 

Homo Faber : Poétiques et mécaniques du travail
Ecomusée du Bois-du-Luc
Rue Saint-Patrice, 2b
7110 Houdeng-Aimeries
Belgium

 

Du vendredi 1 mai au mercredi 30 septembre (de 09:00 à 17:00)

 

The last few months I’ve been working on a new installation called The School for ARTour Biennial. My participation in the exhibition, entitled The old new slavery, was completed with three other artwork already presented in 2013 (The Family, Follow the leaders and Residence secundaire),  altogether has been a reflection on the systems of production, human relationships and the fragility of the capitalist system.

 

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“Moments de Solitude”. SpaceJunk Bayonne, France

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SPACEJUNK | BAYONNE
Du 5 février au 4 avril 2015
Vernissage le 05/02 à 18h30 35, rue Ste Catherine 64100 Bayonne – France

 

To begin 2015, the Brussels based artist Isaac Cordal takes possession the Spacejunk network with legions of tiny, middle-aged men in suits who navigate dreary, oppressive environments. Realized to be placed in the street, taking advantage of the existing architecture, Isaac lets us see a rough view of our society. Through ingenious installations, it points out the imperfections of our consumerist routines, the intellectual enslavement of mass and highlights environmental issues.

 

The Family. Rabbit houses, resien polyurethane painted and neons. 2015

 

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Waiting for climate change (different manners to evitate devastation).
Iron poles and resine polyurethane painted). 2015

 

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The office. 2013

 

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El orador. 2015

 

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Sleepwalkers. 2013-2015

 

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Businessman. 2013

 

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SDF. 2012

 

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Chemical Love. 2012

 

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Follow the leaders. 2013.
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Remembrances from nature. 2015

 

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Forest fragments. 2015

 

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Hard life. 2013

 

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Follow the leaders. Detail. 2015

 

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A l’instar d’un dramaturge, l’artiste espagnol Isaac Cordal, illustre avec poésie les nouvelles formes d’aliénation de notre société contemporaine.

 

Pour débuter cette nouvelle année, c’est donc Isaac Cordal qui s’empare du réseau artistique Spacejunk en mettant en scène ses petits personnages de béton d’une quinzaine de centimètres. Réalisés pour être placés dans la rue et offerts à la vue de tous, l’artiste nous invite à porter un regard frontal sur notre société. Grâce à d’ingénieuses installations, il pointe du doigt les imperfections de notre société consumériste et l’asservissement intellectuel de masse et met en lumière les problématiques environnementales.

 

Depuis quelques années, les miniatures de béton sortent par centaines de son atelier situé à Bruxelles et envahissent l’espace urbain jusqu’aux galeries d’art. Les scènes qu’il compose dans ces lieux de monstration reflètent invariablement le quotidien d’hommes et de femmes figés dans leur routine. Les attitudes lasses et désabusées de ses statuettes évoquent sans fard le sentiment général d’un système à la dérive.

 

Play, Galerie Coa, Montreal, Canada.

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PLAY – Group show.
4.12.2014 > 17.01.2015

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(crédit photo: Noémie Letu)

[CA] Aiming For The Gut, Alex Produkt, Cathy Bélanger, Eric Nado, Gawd, Jennifer Small, Labrona, Roadsworth, Sandra Chevrier, Spazuk [US] bast, Caleb Hahne, Crystal Wagner, Essi Zimm, James Linkous, Megan Diddie, Peter Combe, Russ Noto, Sergio Garcia, Shawn Huckins, Steven Vasquez Lopez [UK] Eric Haacht [FR] Julie Sarloutte, Lenz [ES] Isaac Cordal [DE] Patrick Henne [NL] Collin Van Der Sluijs [HR] Lonac

Thanks to Jean Pascal for incluiding me in this show.

More info about the show:

http://www.galeriecoa.com/photos_play.html

Cement Eclipses @ RSI, Cult TV

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Thank to Simona and Andrea for sharing my work in RSI.

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Cement Eclipses

di Simona Picchi e Andrea Gnesutta

Isaac Cordal è un artista spagnolo, per la precisione un urban artist; negli ultimi anni ha dedicato le sue energie al progetto Cement Eclipses, che prevede la realizzazione di installazioni miniaturizzate inserite nel contesto di grandi città. L’elemento unificante di queste installazioni è l’utilizzo di un personaggio (una piccola statuina di uomo sempre uguale) che viene ospitato in angoli nascosti della città: dentro un’aiuola, in fila davanti ad un buco nel muro, sotto dei sassi, mentre cammina su un cornicione.

Le opere  di Isaac sono un misto di gioco, ironia ma anche riflessione sull’umanità contemporanea.

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180ID Isaac Cordal from Canal180 on Vimeo.

 

Muito obrigado polo vídeo a equipa de Canal180.

 

More info:

http://cementeclipses.com/Works/creative-camp-abrantes-portugal/

 

O projeto “Cement Eclipses” do escultor galego Isaac Cordal consiste em pequenas figuras de cimento, que instala nas ruas de todo o mundo, considerando que o público não precisa de visitar um museu para ver a sua arte. O artista utiliza a escultura para a criticar com humor e ironia a sociedade e as desigualdades sociais. Isaac Cordal esteve no 180 Creative Camp Abrantes 2014, onde instalou várias esculturas pelas ruas da cidade. O seu percurso foi registado pelo Canal180 neste 180ID.

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