Three Pieces

by Matthias Alfen

Matthias Alfen’s work often plays with the human understanding of time as space, freely moving from geometrical formalism to Giacometti’s Surrealism and Boccioni’s Futurism. He mixes his deep understanding of human anatomy and kinesiology with a surrealist’s taste for contradiction and overstatement in witty figures designed to both confuse and compel. Alfen’s surrealism is based in the human shape, manipulating scale and form in order to create shapes in space of disconcerting, sometimes primitive, power. With his sculptures, Alfen captures something that lies beyond the surface and the mere physical.


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