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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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“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.

Intervención VII Blanca 2025

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INTERVENCIÓN VII
Centro Negra
Blanca, Murcia
Spain

March 2014

AADK WEB SITE

Intervención VII Blanca 2025

15 Marzo 13h

Durante una semana los artistas invitados para esta séptima intervención se centran en la idea de “especular” sobre posibles realidades en Blanca en los próximos 10 años.

Las sociedades actuales están relacionadas con el miedo, la violencia y esa extraña sensación de inseguridad propia del capitalismo, podemos pensar en el lugar al que se va conduciendo la presencia de una crisis global que afecta, no sólo a nuestra condición como ciudadanos, si no a nuestra actitud política en referencia a esa promesa de felicidad asociada al estado de bienestar. Partimos de reflexionar sobre el presente con proyección futura inmediata. (Txt extraído de la nota de prensa)

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La Otra Bienal, Bogotá, Colombia

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LA OTRA BIENAL Del 7 al 30 de noviembre. Intervenciones artísticas en espacios públicos, talleres, conferencias, ciclos de video arte y cine documental Ambulante que ocuparán los barrios de La Perseverancia, La Macarena y Bosque Izquierdo. Abierto de miércoles a domingo.

 

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Gracias a Elisabeth Vollert por la invitación.