Tarik Kiswanson

  • , Robe 1, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 1, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 2, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 2 , 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 4, 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 4 , 2015
    Stainless steel
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 5, 2015
    Brass
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 5 , 2015
    Brass
    230 x 145 cm
  • , Robe 7, 2015
    Stainless steel
    235 x 290 x 20 cm
  • , Robe 7 , 2015
    Stainless steel
    235 x 290 x 20 cm
  • , Crossing 3, 2015
    Brass, silver
    165 x 22,5 x 18,5 cm
  • , Crossing 7, 2015
    Brass, silver
    173 x 20,5 x 23,5 cm
  • , Crossing 8, 2015
    Brass, silver
    170 x 20 x 19,5 cm
  • , Crossing 9, 2015
    Brass, silver
    171,5 x 20,5 x 24 cm
  • , Crossing 11, 2015
    Brass, silver
    160,5 x 24,5 x 23,5 cm
  • , Crossing 12, 2015
    Brass, silver
    192 x 20,5 x 20,5 cm
  • , Crossing 15, 2015
    Brass, silver
    134 x 28 x 22,5 cm
  • , Crossing 17, 2015
    Brass, silver
    150 x 21,5 x 21,5 cm
  • , Crossing 18, 2015
    Brass, silver
    185 x 24,5 x 21 cm
  • , Runner 1, 2015
    Steel, tin
    400 x 31,5 x 7,5 cm
  • , Runner 2, 2015
    Brass, silver
    300 x 25 x 7 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 2, 2015
    Steel, tin
    300 x 25 x 25 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 2, 2015
    Steel, tin
    300 x 25 x 25 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 3, 2015
    Steel, tin
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 3, 2015
    Steel, tin
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 4, 2015
    Brass, silver
    250 x 30 x 31,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 4, 2015
    Brass, silver
    250 x 30 x 31,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 5, 2015
    Brass, silver
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 5, 2015
    Brass, silver
    240 x 32,5 x 34,5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 6, 2015
    Brass
    17,5 x 22 x 5 cm
  • , Ambiguous object 6 , 2015
    Brass
    17,5 x 22 x 5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson’s genre-defying work is informed by identity, dualism and loss. His work reflects on the influences of one culture upon another as well as the active role the viewers play in the creation of the work’s meaning. Through quasi-abstract sculptures, or “reductions” as he calls them, Kiswanson examines notions of nonconformity and subverts the ways in which form is perceived and registered. Almost solely made in polished brass and steel, the viewer’s body appears obliterated, disjointed, or doubled. Razor sharp and infra-thin, his paradoxical objects are also highly responsive to their spatial environment and to their observer’s proximity as they vibrate with the displacement of air generated by the spectators circulation within the space.


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