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Andreu Alfaro

Galería Theo

During the last few years Andreu Alfaro has turned away from the work formerly associated with him—sculpture made of aluminum tubes fanning out into space—to take up instead the contours of the human body as a point of departure. This transition was perceptible already two seasons ago in the show at Barcelona’s old del Born marketplace.

In his new constructions Alfaro uses line in a way that is different from but not altogether antithetical to the fundamentals of sculpture or his own earlier works. In both the current and the earlier works he has shifted away from traditional volume, in which objects are carved out of a solid mass, and opted to create sculpture that interacts energetically with space. In this sense the work resembles the linear constructions of Gabo, who has said, in this context, that space “is itself a material, a structural component of the object, to the extent that it

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