The two new works of the series ‘Irreducible Complexity’ offer
models of relational aesthetics that are undesirable at first glance in terms of the ideal
tie between desire and the social sphere. The abject quality inhibits our instant desire to
touch the soft and malleable surface. The works speak of nature, which reference
existentialist moments within the repetitive scenario between power and struggle,
consumed and consumer, subject and object, action and reaction in popular culture.
The installation consists of human scale sculpted wax figures growing into erupted
intestines: the innermost inside turned out for all to see. Employing external and internal
natural forms, the works are critical interpretations of the body as an idea and ideal that
entwine with a personal interest and complex narrative, despite a removal of us from
them. Under a contextual framework, it is in these areas where humanity seems to
suggest a greater even existential connection to the natural world.
In ‘Dual Act’, we are instantly confronted with all that is human. These intertwined bodies
appear to have almost wrestled themselves together: their existence is a balancing act.
Despite the apparent chaos at first sight, this sculpture speaks of unity and discrepancy,
beauty and debauchery, and ultimately, hope.
In ‘Solo Act’, one is brought into a world that seems thoroughly concealed in the body
politics, open only to itself encountering a forced existence. The complex narrative
becomes simplified and transformed through a string of interpretations and
re-interpretations that at the same time exercises a degree of hope and collective desire.