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 pleasures, anxieties, and mysteries of the human being. In such a world we live in, full of wars and self-regard, violence, grid and political cynicism, Beatriz Gerenstein chose to talk about the human condition, love, friendship, anguish, pleasure, joy, pain, and spirituality, the desire to exist and to love. Gerenstein exhibits widely throughout the world. She showed her work in Venice, Italy during the 56th and 57th Venice Biennale (2015 and 2017). Also participated in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (2016) as well as in the IX Florence and 12th Havana Biennials (La Bienal de la Habana, 2015). Prominent art fairs have hosted shows of Beatriz Gerenstein sculptures, like Shanghai Contemporary, Shanghai Art Fair, Art Revolution Taipei, Art Shanghai, Top Galleries in Seoul, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Art Exhibition in Hong Kong. Beatriz Gerenstein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lives and works in Miami, USA.
- Creation year2010
- Movement & Style
- ConditionExcellent. Beatriz Gerenstein engraved her signature on the base of this sculpture A certificate of authenticity signed by the Sculptor Beatriz Gerenstein and the gallery director will be provided with the artwork..
H 28 in. x W 19 in. x D 9 in.
H 71.12 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 22.86 cm
- Gallery locationMiami, FL
- Reference numberLU79312357853
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