Renowned for his surreal approach to figurative sculpture, artist Anders Krisár explores the duality of human nature in his work. Though the multidisciplinary artist experiments with various motifs and mediums, his bronze sculpture series features his most revisited theme: the human body split in half, right down the middle.
Each of Krisár's split sculptures demonstrates the artist's unconventional approach to figurative forms. In some cases, entire bodies are bisected, culminating in two nearly identical halves of full figures. For other pieces, Krisár simply slices already-fragmented torsos into even smaller fractions. Whether halved humans or dismembered body parts, many of Krisar's pieces poignantly reconnect by holding hands, giving the illusion of two separate identities.
In addition to their surreal forms, the lustrous sculptures also exhibit an otherworldly aesthetic. This is achieved by Krisár's thoughtful choice in materials. Cast in bronze and polished with a patina, each piece features a shiny surface that perfectly captures and reflects the light. This unique luster accentuates the bodies' realistic details while also emphasizing their fascinating surrealism—an impressive aspect prevalent in Krisár's entire oeuvre.
In his bronze sculpture series, artist Anders Krisár experiments with the human body.
Each split figurative sculpture exhibits both lifelike details and a surreal aesthetic.
Krisár's sculptures feature a common theme of pairs with interlocked hands.
The two figures appear to be two halves with an unbreakable bond.