This work by Barcelona-based artist Axel Brechensbauer is great. Like obscure chess pieces or futuristic totems, his sculptures demonstrate a wry sense of humor and a wonderful sense of form.
Nature plays an integral part in his practice, and his work attempts to explore man’s obsession with creating systems, patterns and shapes. On his website he draws an interesting analogy, explaining that we create gardens because we feel that we can control the pattern of nature better than that of nature itself. If this is the case, do we then believe that our own man-made systems are better than the systems of nature? Or, as Brechensbauer asks, are we ourselves just another version of nature? Certainly it’s an interesting thought process, and by the look of Brechensbauer’s sculptures, it definitely leads to some great work. Check out more work here.
Found through theCargo Showcase