Anders Krisár: pure human
The pursuit of an impossible perfection and purity marks Anders Krisár’s entire artistic oeuvre. The sculptures, with their clean and polished surfaces, have become something of his hallmark.
In a early interview he said “I want to achieve absolute purity, to depict a world without people and thoughts.” Then Krisár has included people in his artistic universe, but he chose to put them in a form as pure as was physically possible.
However, his stripped, de-sexed and mute sculptural figures reveal something about a human emotional state that is far from “clean”. Krisárs sculptures with child torsos with deep imprints of an adult hand, or bodies split in two, holding hands with the other half – are in fact obsessively polished “Gordian knots” of hurting, longing, splitting, and yearning to reunite.
Anders Krisár was born in 1973 and is based in Stockholm. Krisár’s works are represented in some of the largest public and private collections in Sweden and internationally.
Images courtesy of Anders Krisár