• WEIGHT AND MASS IN SCULPTURAL ARCHITECTURE






ERNESTO NETO  LEVIATHAN THOT 2006

Tulle and polystyrene.

Photo:Marcus Wagner 

With thanks to the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 

Installed in the Paris Pantheon in 2006.

Hans WernerHolzwarth has written about this work in a Taschen book he edited called Art Now vol3 which I came across this week in my Miami hotel bedroom.

' Neto's interest in a sculpural architecture is deeply layered with corporeal and sensory notion.  Weight, mass, volume but also tension,transparence and gravity are set against colonnades ,ornaments and the building's profoundly republican sense, creating a permannet exchange between the inside and the outside, between individuality and collectivity. 

Neto has describedhis works as an exploration and a representation of the body's lanscape from within'