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Adrian Villar Rojas
Two Suns, 2015
4 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 9 in.
Adrián Cillar Rojas (b. 1980 Argentina) melds clay with organic materials – vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, wood, plants, earth, food – and with inorganic ones – sneakers, ropes, personal belongings, metals and pigments, to create hybrid objects which transform into new, unexpected mutants through the passage of time. These living entities continue to breed and flourish long after the human stage of the process has finished; entropy and time take on an ontological role in Villar Rojas’s exploration.
Two Suns, a finely detailed imitation of a Medieval sculpture, was part of an exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, in which the artist juxtaposed reinventions of art historical sculptures (such as Michelangelo’s David) with the fossilized debris of items like butterfly wings and iPods embedded in loose tiles on the floor.