Posted by: groundsforsculpture | August 23, 2010

Gyuri Hollósy Talks About “Kathy B”

Gyuri Hollósy. Photo by David Steele.

Kathy B., 1994, cast bronze, 72″ x 27″ x 17″. As a sculptor, Gyuri Hollósy has been endlessly captivated with exploring and developing new approaches to the classical human figure, specifically the female form. Hollósy’s love and fascination with Medieval armor has influenced him over the years. This influence has led Hollósy to discover a new sculptural approach that has emerged and evolved into what he describes as a “strongly delicate, unique and personal style.” Although hollow and suggestive of a shell structure, Hollósy’s figures still retain strength in form and gesture. Thin overlapping pieces of cast metal are reminiscent of armor plates and allow the viewer to experience the juxtaposition of the interior and exterior, positive and negative, spaces. Hollósy’s unique technique merges the traditional figure with historical references to Medieval armor resulting in an elegantly abstracted yet recognizable figure.
 

Entry is from Docent Notes. Edited by M. Israel and contributed to by GFS docent volunteers.
 
Go to “Meet the Sculptors” on this blog for a video by the artist.

 

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