Macabre Little People Invade Vienna
2012-11-07 0:00

From: EnvironmentalGraffiti.com

You’re walking along in a hurry to get to work. Around you are the same gray, noisy, impersonal parts of the city you pass every day. Then something catches your eye. At first, you dismiss it as a piece of litter, or maybe a toy some kid has dropped. But something about it makes you take a second look.

Suddenly you realize that you’re staring at a tiny little man who is up to his waist in water. It’s a sad figure wearing a forlorn expression, but still you smile, because your morning has just become a little bit more interesting.


“These pieces reflect our own decline.” – Isaac Cordal


Sculptor and painter Isaac Cordal fits the bill of a “street artist” perfectly. After all, the streets are exactly where his miniature artworks reside – and sometimes they seem to poke out of the very pavement itself.

These small, intriguing figures are part of Cordal’s growing “Cement Eclipses” project, which spans cities across Europe – from London to Croatia. His latest canvas was the BLK River Festival in Vienna, which is where these photographs were taken.

“Cement eclipses is a project related to both sculpture and photography in the urban space,” Cordal explains. “I’m interested in representing prototypes that represent human beings in modernity. I’ve created scenes that summarize recognizable behavior patterns. These installations are my way of interpreting the social system we’ve created around us.”




“In Milan someone stood there for ten minutes thinking about what he saw.”



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Read the full article at: environmentalgraffiti.com






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