Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mircea Cantor

Concrete sculptures, drawings, artist publications, web projects, installations, videos, paintings, sound pieces, ready-made objects, site-specific interventions - there are many ways to make art and Cantor is fully conversant with all of them. But it is when he is on film that he is at his best. His moving images follow a precise if not simple pattern, with one single scenario and constant movement slowly building a narrative. At times the story follows a circular path, at other times there is a crescendo towards a grand finale, but both solutions never fail to create a climax of such colossal proportions that it puts even the most detached of viewers into a deeply reflective mood.

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