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Michael Sailstorfer
Untitled "Hand" Sculpture installation by Michael Sailstorfer German Artist

2008.2009

$97,881.18

About

How is the business going, the stock market is going up or down? comment ça va bien ? La vie est belle? You Like or not Like ? ... The motorized sculpture of Michael is rotative. Depending on the mood of each, this giant hand with a thumb up or down or in between, lets the viewer choose the direction of the thumb by removing the plug once the choice is made. With his inexhaustible ingenuity, Michael Sailstorfer manages to constantly renew the concept of sculpture and to enter a framework that is relevant to society. His work is characterized by the translation of artifacts from everyday life into works of art that make the transition between sound and materiality as well as between metaphysics and corporeality apprehensible. Michael Sailstorfer sticks to a liberating method that can be summarized as follows: “We must be offensive to the subject and the spectator. The work must do without any compromise, any theoretical superstructure, and keep its direct and straightforward character. From this conviction came creations anchored in the present time. The first of them evoked the realization of a desire and thus stood between the intimate and the universal. Very concrete achievements and energetic changes of context also characterize the artist’s approach. He likes to summon a promising euphoria and then switch to tragedy, even though the original idea was extremely pragmatic ... and at the same time absurd, as evidenced, for example, by Sternstuppe (2002). Sailstorfer is currently engaged in a “character study” of sculpture. He questions the limits of this notion, the creation by elimination of matter. It thus comes to go beyond the boundaries of sculpture classically referred to the human body to ask the question of expansion in space. Odors, noises, light appear to him as propitious materials which, by their capacity to unfold in three dimensions, answer indisputably to the criteria of the sculpture. And that we can not ignore, because of their invasive nature ... They also allow it to give an imposing presence to small works such as Zeit ist keine Autobahn (2006), composed of a car wheel and an electric motor. Michael Sailstorfer has been exhibited all around the world – Germany, France, USA, Spain, Italy and more. Michael Sailstorfer is ranked among the top the young artist and regarded as one of the most important representatives of the younger generation of conceptual artists and creators of German installations. NOTE : A video can be sent to have an idea how it works

Details

  • Creator
    Michael Sailstorfer
  • Creation Year
    2008.2009
  • Dimensions
    Height: 86.62 in. (220 cm)Width: 86.62 in. (220 cm)Depth: 43.31 in. (110 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    A video can be sent to have an idea how it works.
  • Gallery Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Sculp- Mony MSS1stDibs: LU131915405572

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