Entries with tag "Schisma"
I first saw Yazpik's work in Cuernavaca in 1996. I remember the pieces and the resonance of the after-experience quite vividly... unusual. I remember feeling that I had just been given some fundamental knowledge while at the same time not knowing what this knowledge was.
If I had to reduce his work to one word, it'd be schisma. There is violent contrast and break in almost all his work; contrast and collision between the raw and the sharply worked, the carefully designed; the noise of the natural rock and the purity of the polished metal; the juxtaposition of a water bed (a natural perfectly flat mirror) and irregular heavily textured islands resting on it; the contrast between proportions in some of the pieces is also very striking: tall cubes of flat nothingness ending with tiny geometric details. Yet, with all these sharp cuts and collisions, there are also channels of communication, correlations, connections between opposing bodies: square rocks with perpendicular patterns that prolong down to the solid ground and infect it, making the stiffness of both the material and the geometric patterns appear to move and come to life, and making the space that the piece occupies part of the piece itself. His use of negative space is intricate and mysterious. Many pieces are defined by the negative space.