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Forêt de Ferriéres, 2021.
Château de Ferrières, 2021
Hôtel La Villa Calvi, 2020
Exhibition Paris Art | Galerie Paris, 2020.


Demiurge Sculpture

Nicolas Dobkine


Sculpture, Metal on Aluminium

Size: 60 W x 235 H x 30 D in

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About The Artwork

I have been working on this concept (interpretative and humanistic figuration) for the past four years. The concept lies within a profound study and analysis of human nature divided in different aspects: ontological, social, philosophical, political, anthropological, psychoanalytical, etc. The goal is to materialize and bring to life invisible realities that we are blind to. This intellectual process came to life in January 2020 with the creation of my series’ first chapter: “ the 12 stages of the human condition ”,  « Demiurge ». Choosing the number 12 is no accident. Whether it is the 12 months of the year, the 12 labours of Hercules, the 12 zodiac and Chinese signs, Jesus’ 12 apostles, the 12 tribes of Israel or even the 12 Imams, the number has symbolically defined powerful cultural and spiritual believes in mankind’s history. Beyond the symbolic aspect, the number 12 seems to embody the truth amongst the collective’s subconscious. A truth often scolded, diverted and hardly attainable. The Human Condition’s 12 Steps series is found in eagerness to redefine and restructure the 21st century’s human identity. This ambition can also be found in the continuity of the endless archaic symbolism that remains over the centuries. However, those newfound symbols as part of the demystification and the DE spiritualization process that seeks to go back to the human soul, where they seemingly originate. The 12 steps are embodied in the psychic image of the human being, a senseless being symbolizing his incapacity to discover the truth. The sarcastic smirk symbolizes the critic of humanity’s comic and its certitudes. Chapter I - Demiurge - "The Human Being is a demiurge, but unable to control his creations, he is at the origin of his own condition, his beliefs and his own alienations. "

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Sculpture:Metal on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:60 W x 235 H x 30 D in

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