It has been two years since the American artist Tim Biskup created Face Guts, an experimental place, both creative studio & exhibition space, where any project can arise very spontaneously. What began as an experimental project has become for the artist a very significant experience in his career as an artist. He has gained a veritable freedom to create but also to interact with the public outside the framework of a classic gallery. These last months he has even extended the space and to celebrate the end of the works he presents Vessel, a new series of works, including a set of paintings and an impressive bronze sculpture. This sculpture, which has the name of the exhibition, Vessel, is in the form of a large 24 “high bronze bottle decorated with multiple bas-reliefs. It looks like an artifact used during mystical ceremonies, and Tim Biskup explains that this container is a metaphor for the human condition and the fragility of the human body. In fact, to be complete, the container can welcome into his belly a balloon that has to be blown up by the top of the bottle, literally in the wide open mouth of a dragoon that looks like the big red dragoon of the Ether exhibition. Around the sculpture are hung different paintings that are based on still-lifes of this same object, however the artist has turned them, in a very meditative way, into some abstract madness. These beautiful compositions, both organic and crystalline, resonate together with the sculpture. In addition of this exhibition, the artist’s fans could expect a lot more surprises this year starting with the release of a long-awaited monograph.
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