Conrad Shawcross constructs carefully crafted machines that seem both mechanical and human.
Conrad Shawcross' art is a combination of scientific rationality and mechanical reflections of humanity. The British artist has made a name for himself with his structural and mechanical montages of epic scale, constructed from a variety of materials and media. Each piece, halfway between installation and sculpture, represents redundant theories in order to challenge the stability of the present and the completion of reality.
His machines and structures are carefully constructed, paying attention to every detail in order to create a seamlessly orchestrated, dynamic movement that is at once mechanistic and human. Shawcross' art blurs the line between physics and metaphysics and challenges the distance between geometry and philosophy, creating a beautiful contrast between the utilitarian appearance and the art-making purpose.
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