“She-Giant” is a contradictory portrait of a dwarf – her 280 cm heigh body is prenaturally large and overscaled, yet surprisingly flimsy.
A ciggarette in one hand, a missing shoe… Whose portrait could it be? A sot jogger in ragged clothes was running through the streets of Berlin’s Kreuzberg when the artist noticed her. She was the model for “Fucking Jogging” – a sculpture made of seemingly frail steel tubes painted in vivid “sporty” colors and scrap metal.
The monumental yet frail and shaky composition is an illusionistic trick of a sculptor.
The object is a drawing recreated in a 20:1 scale using welded steel bars. It is based on a sketch made by the artist after staring straight into the sun for 10 seconds.
A study of potentiality – pure, raw, sculptural mass, but at the same time also a play on the weight of the art and its forms of exhibition.
This sculpture is more of a hallucination than a study of the body, a sketch in space woven of snatches of breezy, dry grasses, a dope apparition in the shape of a human body, its head fading into an amorphous cloud of smoke.
The sculpture is an interior portrait of the stupendous sword swallower Krissy Kocktail from Coney Island. In her sculptural portrait the surrealism of the circus side show becomes, right before your eyes, genuine magic, revealing the intimacy and the great power of the human body.