Erwin Wurm

“Erwin Wurm is an Austrian artist; since the late 1980s, he has developed an ongoing series of ‘One Minute Sculptures,’ in which he poses himself or his models in unexpected relationships with everyday objects close at hand, prompting the viewer to question the very definition of sculpture. He seeks to use the ‘shortest path’ in creating a sculpture — a clear and fast, sometimes humorous, form of expression. As the sculptures are fleeting and meant to be spontaneous and temporary, the images are only captured in photos or on film…Wurm is known for his humorous approach to formalism, in an interview he said: ‘If you approach things with a sense of humor, people immediately assume you’re not to be taken seriously. But I think truths about society and human existence can be approached in different ways. You don’t always have to be deadly serious. Sarcasm and humor can help you see things in a lighter vein.’.. ‘I will often use humor to seduce people,’ admits Wurm. ‘To get them to move closer, but it’s never very nice when they look closer.’”
-The Daily Omnivore

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