Multi-disciplined artist Anders Krisr creates incredibly intriguing sculptures that morph the human body into unusually composed figures. The Stockholm-based sculptor’s figurative pieces present an eye-catching array of heads, torsos, and limbs that have been transformed into disembodied pieces of art with surreal compositions and imprints.
Whether it’s a bare chest featuring the strong impression of hands, as though the body were made of memory foam, or two cast aluminum faces being magnetically drawn to one another, Krisr’s work presents an alternative perspective of realistic figures. By presenting works that are far out of the norm, the artist draws attention to the conventional composition of human figures. Additionally, the sculptures challenge the standards of beauty and body normalcy through their unorthodox modifications.
There is also a compelling, social aspect to Krisr’s work that is left to the viewer to interpret. “These works attack the integrity of the body, creating a visceral and immediate response,” says critic Katie Kitamura. “They embody a vast collection of desires and anxieties that are both acknowledged and unacknowledged, from abuse and violence to purity and beauty.”