Cement Eclipses: Cleverly Placed Miniature Cement Sculptures by Isaac Cordal.
Isaac Cordal is a Spanish artist that has been working on his own projects since 1999. His ongoing series entitled Cement Eclipses began in art school in 2002 but he didn’t start placing them on the streets until 2006, with his first piece laid in the city of Vigo, Spain.
Working out of London, England, artist Isaac Cordal has been placing his cement miniatures all around Europe. In his recently published book Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City, Isaac explores the urban landscape, placing his magical little sculptures in unassuming locations. Many will miss these miniature life scenes, but for those that do discover them, it brings a little intrigue to our fast-paced lives.
Through the simple fact of miniaturised and well-thought-out placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the horizons of the passers-by who come across his sculptures in the street. His exhibit Cement Eclipses proposes a critical definition of our behaviour as a social mass. Our relationship with nature is severely called into question, though some installations also let us see a ray of hope.
His statuettes present fragments of our daily routine, depicting men and women suspended in their movement. The precariousness of these anonymous silhouettes, at shoe height, is like a nomadic relic from a society in the throes of illness. The figurines contemplate the destruction / reconstruction of all that surrounds us. They draw attention to the absurdity of our existence.
The city is both playing field and decor, where Isaac enacts, in a surprising manner, with poetry, humour or irony, the banal or more tragic moments of life that grab our attention as we walk along the street.
Cement Eclipses: Cleverly Placed Miniature Cement Sculptures by Isaac Cordal: