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Isaac Cordal in Zagreb and Vienna With His Little Men

Posted on October 15, 2012

The impersonal isolation of living inside a human hive, the unraveling of a threadbare social safety net, the militarization of the natural world, the impact of industrial activity on our environmental, and the brutal punches of a bankrupt monetary system set free.  How can Isaac Cordal address such weighty matters with such miniature sculptures?  Also, does he sleep?

Isaac Cordal from his new series on neighbors, or “Susjedi”.  /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti. Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

As has been true for decades, certain Street Artists use their work to directly or indirectly speak to the ills of society. Part of his studio work and his street practice, to varying degrees Cordal is determined to visually illustrate the impact of our external world engineering on the internal world of the individual through installations and staged scenes. What makes them particularly effective is placement; his involvement of his figures in pre-existing venues. He uses puddles of water, litter, municipal protuberances and holes in bricked buildings as pre-designed sets for his figures to interact with. Normally overlooked on your daily travels, their scale is suddenly altered by their relation to the sculptures.

Just back from trips to Zagreb, Croatia and Vienna, Austria, the artist shares these exclusive images with BSA readers of some of his latest works.

These September works in in Vienna were part of the BLK River Festival and the ones in Zagreb were for /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti.

BLK River Festival, Vienna

Isaac Cordal. “Goldman Parachutes” BLK River Festival 2012. Vienna. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

 

Isaac Cordal. At the Studio. BLK River Festival 2012. Vienna. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. BLK River Festival 2012. Vienna. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. BLK River Festival 2012. Vienna. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. BLK River Festival 2012. Vienna. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. BLK River Festival 2012. Vienna. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

/// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti

“The first project in Zagreb was an intervention in a wall of bricks. I called it: Susjedi (it means neighbors in Croatian),” says Cordal.

Isaac Cordal. “Susjedi” /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti. Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. “Susjedi” /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti. Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. “Susjedi” /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti. Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

The second project in Zagreb was this cloud with raining men. This work is called Haarp´s Effects and speaks about climate weapons. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program

Isaac Cordal. “Haarp´s Effects” /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti. Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. “Haarp´s Effects” /// MUU /// Muzej ulične umjetnosti. Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Isaac Cordal. “Remembrances from Nature” Zagreb. (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Thanks to Mr. Cordal for these exclusive images for BSA readers.

 

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