Isaac Cordal is a Galician street artist living in Brussels and Galicia, known for his miniature sculptures in our urban environment. Isaac graduated in sculpture from the University of Fine Arts in Pontevedra. He also studied for more than 5 years at the School of Canteiros Pontevedra, which considers it its mission to preserve the art of stone craftsmanship, and did additional training at Camberwell College of Arts in London. One of his best-known projects is called "Cement Eclipses".
Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behaviour as a social mass. The artwork aims to draw attention to our devalued relationship with nature by casting a critical eye on the side effects of our evolution. With the masterful hand of a director, the characters are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in on the routine tasks of contemporary humans.
Men and women are suspended and isolated in a movement or pose that can take on several meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to identify with and laugh with. They represent fragments in which the still existing nature maintains encouraging symptoms of survival. The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the level of the soles of passers-by, represents the nomadic remains of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything that surrounds us. They draw attention to the absurdity of our existence. Isaac Cordal has compassion for his little people and you can empathise with their situation, their free time, their waiting for the bus and even their tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures are in gutters, on house roofs, on bus shelters, in many unusual and unlikely places.
Telework - "A stupid despot may fetter his slaves with chains of iron; but a true politician fetters them still more strongly by the chain of their own ideas ... on the soft fibres of the brain is often founded the unshakable basis of the most solid of empires." ~ Michel Foucault