01 May 2010

Theme Day - Statues: the Giant Dwarf


We're at ARTMONACO, a fabulous exhibition currently taking place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. 70 galleries from 52 different countries are presenting 2000 works of art.

This piece, a wooden sculpture, is called Giant Dwarf by the Turkish artist, Yasham Sasmazer. Yasham was born in 1980 in Istambul where she lives and works. The sculpture was brought to Monaco by Berlin Art Projects who represent her. Unlike the dwarf, Yasham normally sculpts children. Quote: 'Sasmazer’s wooden sculptures are life-sized, realistic depictions of children from somewhere between a dream and a nightmare.' It's worth clicking on her link to read more about her somewhat unsettling work.

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21 comments:

Steffe said...

It does have a certain nightmarish look.

Hilda said...

Thanks, but no thanks.

Though I would love to be able to go to the exhibition. It sounds awesome!

J Bar said...

That's odd and a little bit disturbing. :)
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Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am sorry that I was way to busy at work and missed commenting earlier on your post yesterday. I agree with the comments about the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California.

I also agree that the statue above is provacative, but not something that I would warm up to. The facial expression puts me a little ill at ease.

The artist is very talented, and provacative.

Mary Ann said...

Interesting sculpture! It seems to have the face of a very tired adult. To me, it's not the face that disturbs. Rather, it's the complete rigidity of the arms. I've never seen a squishy kid stand so firm.

CafebyJW said...

Ahhh...he looks unhappy? What it will be if you are a drawf who suppose to be small but you are Giant?

Interesting one.

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Ineke said...

well you/she certainly caused a lot of remarks, but that is what art is supposed to do and i agree with most of them. Disturbing indeed.

Yvi said...

Great theme day photo!

Bibi said...

Very good post; inspired a lot of comments, and mine agrees with most. I think it's a bit creeeeeepy.....

Kate said...

It seems a little odd to me to see an adult face on a child's body. Interesting, tho.

B SQUARED said...

Borders on the macabre.

Halcyon said...

An interesting statue. I like his expression.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very dramatic statue. quite compelling for theme day

Marie-Noyale said...

"Tous les gouts sont dans la nature"!!
et c'est bien ainsi!

Clueless in Boston said...

I think it is the eyes that are so disturbing about this statue. It reminds me of the actor Peter Lorre, who usually played a criminal or sociopath. Anyway, Happy Theme Day:)

Jilly said...

You are so right, Clueless. Absolutely like his eyes and yet he was blind in one eye I believe. Still gives the same effect tho.

Rob and Mandy said...

What a strange thing. Wouldn't like meeting him a night in a dark corner!

slim said...

Oddly interesting but excellent theme day post.

Mo said...

Bit scary

Carraol said...

Great oppportunity to enjoy a lot of Art in one place, this piece is a remarkable shock to the consciousness like Fellini done with his characters. Cheers from Mexique.

Ola said...

A little bit scary!:)

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