Saturday, June 16, 2018

Blurring the lines between the real and virtual world

By Ernest Disney-Britton
"Jesus Segnet die Kinder" (2015) by Fabian Bürgy
Fabian Bürgy is a swiss based Sculptor. There is a both a quiet and unsettling quality to the work of Swiss based conceptual  and multimedia artist, Fabian Bürgy, which is quite beautiful. We discovered his this week in the online Artporn Magazine. His body of work consists of sculpture, installation, and digital imaging. As you can see from his "Jesus Blesses the Children," his work is provocative in both subject matter and by the means it was created. While this theme is a common theme of artists such as Lucas Cranach the Younger, James Wills, and James Tisso to name only a few. creates minimalistic works which are inspired by a wide range of mundane objects and appearances, all subjected to what could be described as a "slightly violent and disturbing process of transformation, misplacement and dysfunction of things". 

"Suffer the little children come to me" by James Tissot
"Christ Blessing the Children" (1545-50) by Lucas Cranach the Younger and Workshop 
"Suffer the little children to come to me" (1746) by James Wills