Isaac Cordal's Cement Eclipses

Sunday 20 April 2014

Miniature street art has seen something of a moment in the last few years, and I've seen some really witty commentary on culture made by it. But Isaac Cordal popped up on my dashboard somewhere and I was immediately intrigued by his work. The image I initially saw was the third image down, pithily captioned with 'Politicians discussing climate change' - I actually laughed when I saw it. These works, entitled 'Cement Eclipses' are a commentary on our 'devalued relation with nature', giving a sometimes scathingly critical assessment of what Cordal describes as 'the collateral effects of our evolution', particularly in the images I chose above. However, his little characters do produce a kind of empathy in us, assigning stories to each of the miniature people we see, waiting at bus stops or staring at picture frames, clutching tiny briefcases or sitting in supermarket trolleys - I definitely felt a little sad for the tiny skulls Cordal places around the streets, or the little man visiting a grave.

1 comment:

  1. wow, this is really beautiful! I love the idea of tiny street art.