January 31, 2013

Outstanding Contorting Sculptures of New York Skyscrapers

Alexandre Arrechea graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) of Havana in 1994. Today, he lives in Madrid with his wife, Cuban art historian Madeline Arrechea and their two children, Dalia and Arturo.


Alexandre Arrechea was born in Trinidad, Cuba, in 1970. For twelve years he was a member of the art collective Los Carpinteros, until he left the group in July 2003 to continue his career as a solo artist. His public art involves concepts of power and its network of hierarchies, surveillance, control, prohibitions and subjection. The spectator’s participation in the work adds to his contemplation. new-york-skyscrapers-3 new-york-skyscrapers-4 new-york-skyscrapers-5 new-york-skyscrapers-6 new-york-skyscrapers-7

The work arises out of human actions and reactions in the face of contemporary versions of the worldview already described by Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century. The eye of power watches everything and everyone, and everyone watches everyone else and themselves. The interdisciplinary quality of Alexandre Arrechea’s work reveals a profound interest in the exploration of both public and domestic spaces.


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