An Exhibition by
ALEXANDER WESSELY
February 3 – 4
Högbergsgatan 44 Stockholm

The exhibition throughout is a study in sculpturing through photography. Photographs of animal and human bodily forms are used as raw material that is sculptured in digital postproduction. The photographic raw material is molded until taking the shape of something similar to ancient sculpture – creating an illusion of the work being solely a photograph of an actual sculpture. Every figurative form is made in scale 1:1, most apparent in Hippos (Horse) which weighs a solid 650kg and measures 2,8m x 2m. Every piece is unique and will be set in a solid marble and steel installation. This physical extension of the artwork is putting further emphasize on the work as a hybrid between photograph and sculpture.In the CORPUS exhibition something more personal is taking shape.References from his Greek roots is strong within these pieces and we can see how his interest for technology is being let out. The intersect of Classical Greek sculpture and digital technology – the ultra-old meets the ultra-new. Digital technology makes the world a global village, yet questions of national identity are more prevalent in the public discourse now then in a long time. In this exhibition, Alexander Wessely breaks with the past while at the same time letting the visitor come closer something more holistic where the past, the present and the future is always making their voices heard simultaneously.

Dysmorfos Gynakia MMXVI
Disfigured woman 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W760 mm x H1890 mm
Editon of 2 + 1 AP
Hippos MMXVI
HORSE 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W2840 mm x H1970 mm
Editon of 1
Chéri MMXVI
HAND 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W450 mm x H1720 mm
Editon of 3
Gynakia MMXVI
woman 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W840 mm x H1930 mm
Editon of 2
Proséfchetai Anthrópini MMXVI
Praying Human 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W1420 mm x H1870 mm
Editon of 2
Kormou MMXVI
TORSO 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W760 mm x H1890 mm
Editon of 2
Kardia MMXVI
Heart 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W450 mm x H1720 mm
Editon of 3 + 1 AP
Peristeri MMXVI
DOVE 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W480 mm x H1720 mm
Editon of 3 + 1 AP
Nearí Kopelá MMXVI
Young Girl 2016
Chromogenic print on metall on Solid marble and rusted steel
W450 mm x H1780 mm
Editon of 3 + 1 AP

THANKS TO Fredrik Nathorst - Andreas Eneskjöld - Chloe Wessely - Fredrik Nätterö - Jonas Kleerup - Mattias Blomqvis - Patrik Wessely - Michael Storåkers - Yia yia Antonopoulos - Jacob Skragge - Carl Larsson - The Old - Stephenbull - Marcos - David Markfan - Felix Wolfe - Pappous Antonopoulos - Vassi Wessely.

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