Artist Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal (b. Pontevedra, 1974) works with sculpture, installations and photography in public and exhibition spaces. His work has been marked by the places where he has lived, such as London and Brussels. He currently lives in Bilbao.

One of his best known works is the nomadic project called Cement Eclipses, which consists of ephemeral and permanent urban interventions built with small figurative sculptures with which he reflects on modern society. From the beginning he works with the same stereotypical character: a middle-aged, bald, uniformed man in a grey suit.

The public space plays a leading role, as the chosen location is a fundamental part of his work. Semantic spaces that confuse the scale, those in which we perceive the passage of time, our decadence, that speak to us of our own imperfection. He uses humour and irony in a measured, ambiguous way, at the limits of drama, at that point where you don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being.

Isaac Cordal
Isaac Cordal — Photo © Ian Cox | Wallkandy

Art by Isaac Cordal