Sculpture is a form of art that shows what can be physically done with our ideas about the world. They can leaves us in awe or disgust, given us something to hold on to when we’re lost, caught into the threads of our busy mind.
The Romanian artist, Bogdan Rata materializes his visions through his anatomically incorrect sculptures. Hands coming out of skulls, faces showing the back of the head or decapitated busts might look frightening, at first sight. However, the human limbs remind us of a genuine discomfort with the way our bodies are shaped. It is not surprising when we find ourselves disturbed by our own anatomy – when we discovered we put on some weight, or when we see our naked reflection in the mirror.
I believe that his sculptures are a statement of this misplaced identity of our bodies. We often identify with our breasts if we’re women or with the size of our manhood if we’re men, forgetting about our personality, our kindness, our capacity for pleasure and pain, the beauty of imagination and the warmth of our closest relationships.
The artist uses polystyrene, industrial paint, plaster, and synthetic resin to create the awkward, almost grotesque works of art.