One Hypoxic

1999

Object

Artist

Steven Gontarski, 1972
Born: Philadelphia, PA
Work Locations: London, England

Object Info

Object: sculpture
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2001.736

Medium/Technique

PVC, fabric, polyester, and Perspex

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

height: 78 in, 198.1200 cm; base height: 10 in, 25.4000 cm; base width: 41 in, 104.1400 cm; base depth: 26 in, 66.0400 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Extended Info

Although London-based artist Steven Gontarski's style is a sort of neo-Baroque, the materials and finishes of his work are distinctly futuristic. He began his career making figurative textile works, fluid, seamless forms built from wood, Perspex and wadding and coated in fabric or PVC. His current sculptures are painted fiberglass figures or busts presented in a pallet of rich metallic colors. These works are simultaneously natural and unnatural; realistic in detail (although usually over life-sized) and yet somehow contorted and irregular. The glossiness and fluidity of his sculpture seem to suggest the flow of movement frozen in time. "One Hypoxic" seems to be a representation of a human being, although not a realistically represented one.

© Steven Gontarski

Exhibition History

  • "Showing Off: Recent Modern and Contemporary Acquisitions"—Denver Art Museum, 05/17/2015 - 01/03/2016