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Gregor Gaida's Aluminum "Attaboys"Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012
Bremen, Germany based artist, Gregor Gaida, has often made sculpture work based around the aggressive or emotional acts of mankind, and his series, Attaboys is no exception. The aluminum sculptures appear to be destroying a gallery floor, a change from a similar body of work in 2008 where Gaida's boy sculptures were drawing with chalk.
Says Gaida, "The characters are frozen in movement and often cropped along imaginary image borders. I transport the fragmented character of photos into the third dimension. Simultaneously, when dealing with color and options of shaping, painterly characteristics appear. Thus, the life-sized special interventions are formally attributed to sculpture but are equally part of painterly and photographic categories." (via this is colossal)