By Oskar Zięta
By Oskar Zięta
Steel, Rusted steel
Dimensions: 260cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 85cm (D) / 102.4" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 33.5" (D)
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About the art
In ancient Greece, the Cyclops helped Hephaestus to forge thunderbolts for Zeus and Poseidon’s Trident. Their strength is reflected in these steel forms created by Oskar Zięta without the aid of any mythological powers – just using the FiDU technology instead.
Inspired by the powerful posture of one-eyed creatures, Cyclop features an inverted V-shape, with an oval head-like top supported by two widely set legs, each one constructed of three perpendicular profiles. Thanks to its size exceeding human scale, it gives an impression of a powerful walking figure, a living machine-like being.
The Cyclops sculptural group was displayed for the first time at the “Volumetric Expansion” exhibition at the Polish Cultural Institute in Berlin, and its Polish premiere took place during the MMC fashion fair in the Warsaw Museum of Ethnography.
A single Cyclop sculpture is like the myth that gave birth to it – it gets old, but does not die. In Berlin, where it first came to existence, it charmed with a smooth yet raw face. In Warsaw, it displayed the passage of time which granted it even more dignity.
Hometown: Zielona Góra
Based in: Wroclaw
Oskar Zięta is an artist fascinated with the formal properties of metals, which he transforms into sculptures that play with the senses, often intimidate with their scale and cross the border between what is possible and what is only imagined. In his works, he uses his original method of metal …
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