ARoS, Art Works

Despite of my genuine love and attachment to art, I know very little. I always wished I had known more, but I always came up with lame excuses to do something else instead of digging into it.

Among many kinds of art, especially contemporary art is often too hard for me to understand. So I must admit that I have a strong tendency to prefer any art work that is super straight forward, easy to understand (almost kindergarten-level), visible, realistic, and depicting some sensitive issues.

Boy

The Australian artist Ron Mueck’s (b. 1958) sculpture Boy has become one of the landmarks of the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Measuring 4.5 metres in height and weighing in at 500 kg, the crouching youth of gargantuan proportions occupies the northern end of the museum’s special exhibitions foyer. – ARoS

I wouldn’t dare to describe any thing from the exhibition. But the one below looked very, very, very real. Look at all the details. You see little veins on his cheek? I know zooming up with a camera is kind of cheating since it’s meant to be seen with bare eyes- but I couldn’t help it.

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Now you know how big it is :) It was big but small- in a sense that I thought of him as a young boy. Crouching with nervous, suspicious eyes- It has mesmerizing power to destabilize people.

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It was also really interesting to see Claus‘ sketches for this. He first drew various postures. The interesting part was that the sketches also had viewers in them too. Considering how people would interact with it and trying to convey something through its posture, size, angle, position, and many other subtle settings were just impressive.

WHAT’S LEFT (IS REPUBLICAN PAINT) – NINE SISTERS

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Very strong, appealing. Again, I wouldn’t dare to try describing them.

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