Statues - Hither & Thither

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Zürich (Kanton)

Selnaustrasse 18
(Altersheim Selnau)


Nicholas Micros
2009-12 (temporary exhibition)

Zürich /  Strummer   Zürich /  Strummer


Eight identical sculptures made of injection mortar, concrete, and steel of a young boy playing guitar having a gold coloured eyepatch, one of them is broken off. The sculptures stand on the corners of an octagonal baseplate.

Zürich - Strummer


From the artist's website:

The sculpture belongs to a series of sculptures named Lullaby, an improbable monument, It combines unlikely stable abstract forms with figuration to express ephemeral themes of existence, and as the title implies, this may only be a soothing notion.
The work contains five sculptures and each proposes a possible life hierarchy: Drummer personifies 'fate', Strummer 'chance', Singer 'desire', Husher 'self-love' and Purrer 'obsessive ordering'. Life casts were taken from the faces and hands of the artist's daughter, son, wife and self to create the figures.

In Strummer, eight identical cement mortar figures play astring less Picasso-esque guitar and make a circular procession on a heavy wheel. It's the same injection cement used to support tunnels and mines during construction. The circular parade has no beginning or end. The eightsided wheel is cast in the prized material of high modernist architecture, industrial concrete, and is imprinted with a radiating geometric depiction of infinity.

The work belongs to an exhibit of Micros' works, from 4 July 2014 to 5 July 2015.



Location (N 47°22'13" - E 8°31'56")

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Item Code: chzh028; Photograph: 2 October 2014
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