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Metamorphosis and Historical past Merge in Meticulously Carved Sculptures by Andreas Senoner — Colossal

Metamorphosis and Historical past Merge in Meticulously Carved Sculptures by Andreas Senoner — Colossal

Metamorphosis and History Merge in Meticulously Carved Sculptures by Andreas Senoner — Colossal



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#Andreas Senoner
#feathers
#nature
#sculpture
#time
#wooden
#woodworking

November 9, 2022

Kate Mothes

“Origins,” walnut and feathers. All photographs © Andreas Senoner, shared with permission

Seemingly transfixed in time throughout a mysterious means of transformation, Andreas Senoner’s mixed-media sculptures seize expressive particulars in human figures and gestures. “I focus my analysis on a collection of important themes, together with metamorphosis, heritage, and stratification,” he tells Colossal. The Florence-based artist explores layers of historical past by working with supplies which can be wealthy in cultural significance, incorporating textures like thorns or spikes, insect-bored timber, or saturated paint that induces pressure.

Senoner fastidiously varieties the contours of muscle tissues and limbs in response to the pure grain of every piece of wooden, and works can take a number of weeks to finish. “The essence of the wooden additionally has a robust affect; a walnut sculpture, for instance, takes twice so long as one manufactured from lime wooden,” he explains. Intricately detailed, life-like physique elements sprout thorns, mimic a felled tree, or seem from beneath a cocoon-like cloak of natural materials. Many reference figures from classical artwork historical past in one other nod to the passing of time.

“Feathers have a really robust symbolism, and they’re an integral a part of rituals and celebrations in lots of cultures, the place they characterize lightness and freedom,” he tells Colossal. The feathers create layers, “like an intangible and delicate pores and skin or shell that also is ready to confine and protect the represented particular person from the skin world.” Contrasting textures and associations of supplies like historic walnut, beeswax, or lichen parallels his curiosity within the dualities of inside and exterior experiences.

Senoner is presently working towards exhibitions in early 2023 in Italy and Belgium, and you could find extra on his web site and Instagram.

 

A sculpture by Andreas Senoner of a hand with thorns coming out of the fingers.

“Worry,” walnut

A sculpture by Andreas Senoner of a foot with thorns coming out of it.

“Fragment,” walnut

A sculpture by Andreas Senoner of a figure covered in white and yellow feathers.

“Masks (moulting),” walnut and feathers

A sculpture by Andreas Senoner of a bust with insect-bored wood.

“Nature doesn’t care,” historic walnut

A sculpture by Andreas Senoner of a bust with insect-bored wood.

“Nature doesn’t care”

Two images of sculptures by Andreas Senoner featuring two arms connected in a U-shape with feathers, and two figures with red legs wearing white feathers.

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:eft: “Shapeshifter,” walnut and feathers. Proper: Rear view of “Origins”

A torso and lower legs on its side made out of wood by Andreas Senoner.

“Regrowth,” painted walnut

A sculpture by Andreas Senoner of two figures whose legs are sticking out of a covering made of green lichen.

“Origins,” wooden and lichen

#Andreas Senoner
#feathers
#nature
#sculpture
#time
#wooden
#woodworking

 

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