DUANE HANSON

duane hanson art exhibition
No touching: frozen beings
The uncomfortable feeling of walking down the street and bumping into a person, or a character, that draws your attention completely. It’s a weird moment. You’d like to stop in a halt and keep on looking at that “thing” as if time had vanished. You feel cruel; your little heart reminds you that what you just called “thing” is actually a human being, so you decide to keep on walking as if nothing had happened but with an eye on the sidewalk and another one on the individual.

Now imagine for a second that you had super powers and you could freeze time (we all wanted to be Harry Potter) and you could blatantly stare at someone, count their nose hairs or see if his socks are from Walmart. It’s a shame super powers don’t exist and Dumbledore, as bad as it is, neither. What exist are American artist Duane Hanson’s hyper realistic sculptures: grannies doing their groceries, tourists with their tourist faces, cleaning ladies and fat people on the beach. Hanson turns the best street fantasies into sculptures for us to observe without feeling any sort of guilt. Total treat for the nosey ones!

duane hanson art exhibition

duane hanson art exhibition

duane hanson art exhibition

duane hanson art exhibition

duane hanson art exhibition

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