City Cage Sculpture by Nikos Mantziaris

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Art Description

Sculpture: Metal, Glass, Wood, Plastic on Plastic, Wood.

Explanation:


This piece was made from plywood resistant to moisture. The piece of plywood was painted and burned in such a way to resemble a city scenery with buildings and road. It wants to show to the viewers how dark can actually a city be , and how capable it is to trap people inside acting like a cage. A metal fence is stretched over the plywood to make the city resemble a chicken cage.



Few words:


This piece was inspired by the common feeling created in the heart of many modern citizens. A feeling of being trapped inside your own city, like the chicken in the cage, the cage you built for yourself when you signed for the job and rent the apartment.
A modern citizen living in the city cage, where the only bright things are the television backroom lightning of the apartments and the barely seen stars.



Technical specifications:


Title: City cage.
Dimensions:202cm x 115cm x 9,5cm
Weight: 53kg
Year of creation: 2017
Main materials that constitute this piece: pine wood, crystal glass, metal fence, acrylic paint, plywood and plastic
The title labels on the artwork and the corresponding certification box are lead casted and embedded in liquid glass.
The frame is made from Swiss pine and crystal glass protection.
The handle of certification box is made from dental alloy casting and a real human wisdom tooth (extracted for orthodontic reasons and autoclave sterilized after)
All other teeth structures on certification box are made from artificial teeth on dental alloy castings
Custom handmade leather and cork cases for authentication documents
The signature label on the artwork is a lead inlay in wood and the one on the certification box is a dental amalgam inlay in wood Certification documents are printed out in Hahnemühle fine art paper 100% cotton 310gsm and wax sealed.


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City Cage

Nikos Mantziaris

Denmark

Sculpture

Size: 79.5 W x 45.3 H x 3.7 in

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