Passion and Harmony, 2019
Wood, medium density fiberboard, steel, aluminum, mirror, and paint
⌀ 130.70 in. x 18.89 in. / ⌀ 332 cm. x 48 cm.
Created especially for amfAR Gala Cannes, Klyukin’s new sculpture Passion and Harmony is from the artist's Discovering senses series. The artwork reflects the complex and mysterious emotional palette of human nature—harmonious and calm on one side, passionate and full of turmoil on the other. Depending on the viewpoint, the color palette changes so that as the viewer moves around the work, it reflects back the full range and tenor of one's mood until one finds the perfect spot.
The Discovering senses series was first presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale as part of the "In Dante Veritas" exposition at the Arsenale Nord. The exhibition strives to bring global attention to the problem of environmental pollution, including the eleven-foot outdoor sculpture called Why People Can’t Fly? and Klyukin's sculptures of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse: Overpopulation, Misinformation, Extermination, and Pollution.
Vasily Klyukin is an artist whose acclaimed sculptures and architectural concept designs have been displayed throughout the world. His work often focuses on the most pressing issue of our time: human responsibility for growing ecological damage and the capacity of individual resolve to change our collective destiny.
Courtesy of the artist
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