Beaufort 04

 
  • UNTITLED (RED MAN)
  • UNTITLED (RED MAN)
  • UNTITLED (RED MAN)
  • UNTITLED (RED MAN)

UNTITLED (RED MAN)

BEAUFORT-LOCATION: WEST PIER BLANKENBERGE

Thomas Houseago

°1972, United Kingdom

Thomas Houseago makes monumental masculine sculptures with a threatening pose, ready for attack. The delicate construction however undoes that threat and a feeling of vulnerability arises. The bronze figure Untitled (Red Man) evokes contradictory feelings of combativeness and weakness, strength and vulnerability, heroism and insecurity. The lack of three-dimensionality gives the statue a tragi-comic look: with such a slight built this figure can never become a hero! The figure still shows traces of the carving and casting, the face is no real human face. Still, the statue has individual features and there is room for a broad interpretation.