Historic wooden figures
While some artists use equipment, German artist Christian Kosmas Mayer does not. The wood he would later employ in his works wasn’t discovered for many years. After Berlin’s Palast der Republik, a monument honouring the German Democratic Republic that existed from 1949 to 1990, was demolished in 2012, pine needles were found inside. The wood was bought by Mayer at an auction. He was cognizant importance of the timbers he had recently purchased, which had sustained the Prussian Berlin Palace from 1443 until 1918 for centuries. Mayer created the stems into creatures that arise from the unfinished wood with this in view. It appears as though the painter uncovered these characters with his sculpting. He has, in a sense.
The sculpted figures represent historical events. They were inspired by photographs of the atlas characters that previously adorned the stairs of the Prussian Berlin Castle for their design and attitudes. Mayer’s reenactments feature a rustic look and are scaled down from the original versions. The action of reconstruction is his means of “memorialising an obliterated and vanishing history” to be resurrected in a different way the while keeping linkages to what was from a looooong time back although it was not precisely the very same.
Mi is a show that includes works by Mayer and Andreas Fogarasi. The Vintage Galéria in Budapest, Hungarian, is currently showing it all through November 6, 2020.
Hardwood statues were made by German artist Christian Kosmas Mayer using Prussian Berlin Castle timbers.
Their stances and fashion are inspired on photographs of the atlas characters that previously adorned the castle’s stairs.
Mi is a show that includes works by Mayer and Andreas Fogarasi.