This December Spanish artist, Isaac Cordal, continued his Cement Eclipses street art sculpture series in New York City. As part of a month long residency at Vyt, part of the Art Students League of New York. Cordal has been creating his miniature concrete sculptures and placing them in unique scenes on the street around the world for years now. The majority of his work is loaded with social critique and questioning the modern human condition. In his words, “Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution.”
The latest installments in New York are continuing his narrative by depicting many of his classic morose business men, but also many homeless looking figures as well. Also, some of his sculled figures. Cordal’s critique of social reality on the streets offers a chance for pedestrians to stumble upon (literally) a moment of societal reflection. Powerful interventions for this time of year, as we wind down 2015 and look forward to the beginning of a new year!