Artist: Stefan Yordanov
Title: 'Europa, Mon Amour'
Size: 210h x 265w x 105d cm (82.68h x 104.33w x 41.34d in)
Media: Bull skull, TL/LED lights, electronic adapters, and aluminium.
'Europa, Mon Amour' is a sculpture by artist and sculptor Stefan Yordanov and part of his ongoing research in human and animal anatomy, and in ideas around transformation. Stefan was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and at the Amsterdam School of Art. Yordanov experiments in a broad range of artistic mediums including drawing, collage, interactive objects, site-specific installations and most recently light sculptures.
Anatomy has an important place in Stefan’s research as he transforms the physical remains of a being (its skeleton or skull) into a light-giving creature in order to investigate new possible forms of ‘life’. His animal skeletons are a symbiosis between primitive and industrial materials. They unite antagonisms in life, such as the spiritual and the materialistic world, nature and technology, life and death… Poetic symbol and a product of consumption at the same time, the sculptures provoke a new experience of our existence which is finally a form of energy, LIGHT itself.
“In my artistic work I am looking for TRANSFORMATION of life forms…creating hybrids which give a surprising view on our possible future. Human and animal anatomy have an important place in my artistic research. I am interested in the transformation process of the physical remains of a creature: its skull or skeleton would light up brightly in my sculpture, ‘breading’ new energy… "
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