Beatriz Gerenstein
Up of Down? The abiding question: What should I do now?
2010

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Up or down is a provocative contemporary bronze sculpture by Beatriz Gerenstein that addresses one of our central questions: What should I do now?
This sculpture shows a golden-brown, chrysalis-like structure floating like a balloon and a human figure hanging in the rope, midway from above, midway from below.
The cocoon may resemble the space around us placing boundaries and limits to the entire existence. It may suggest sensuality, alluding to motherhood and fertility, Perhaps it represents emptiness, nothingness, but also the whole. The nest is beautiful, bright and plenty of light but they are broken and torn, like our life is.
Does the human figurine know what to do? We take decisions all the time. Should I go up? Should I go down? Many times the whole life changes with only one decision
Beatriz Gerenstein is a contemporary artist whose body of work explores the daily anxieties and mysteries of the human being, the desire to exist and to love. Her sculptures talk about the human condition, love, friendship, anguish, pleasure, joy, pain, and spirituality.
Gerenstein has exhibited her works around the world. Among others, her sculpture were exhibited at Venice, Italy during the Venice Biennale, Florence and Havana Biennale. Also in Shanghai Contemporary, Shanghai Art Fair, Art Revolution Taipei, Art Shanghai, Top Galleries in Seoul, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Art Exhibition at Hong Kong and many others venues.
Beatriz Gerenstein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lives and works in Miami, USA

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    28 in. H x 19 in. W x 9 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU79312357853
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