Shadow Art: Magic of Shadows by Isaac Cordal. “It’s a kind of magic.” Do you remember who says it? Christopher Lambert / Connor MacLeod Sheila Gish / Ellenstein Rachel, the girl who found the ruins of a house and that’s saved from the Nazi guy. However, parentheses film aside, the phrase we come immediately to mind when we saw the incredible shades of Isaac Cordal.
This Spanish artist, but he lives in Brussels and has chosen as the location for its facilities in London – at the Cement project called Bleak – is first and foremost a sculptor, but his latest creations chose to mix his field of action and his skills with something unusual for him and absolutely new: the light.
Therefore taken a series of kitchen strainers and began to mold them so that they reproduce the features of a face, sometimes famous, sometimes not. An operation that brought out all his skill and his technique as a sculptor and that, in itself, has an artistic value in the choice of the material medium used: a banal object, everyday, we are all used to watching, but he was able to ‘see’ in a different dimension.
His work does not stop here. Strainers with sculpture, in fact, Isaac has gone to the streets of London and here, after you locate the lamps oriented properly, has created some unusual and beautiful theaters in the shadows, snapping the handle of the tool in a kitchen crack in the floor and place it so that the light projected on the pavement the carved image, emphasizing the three-dimensionality and the chiaroscuro. A final step that completes the creative work of Isaac and gives a depth and charm to which one can hardly remain indifferent.