Today we will meet the installation world by the hand of Isaac Cordal, an artist who participates in SC Gallery. The installation was born a few decades ago, in 1960, when Contemporany Art was looking for new ways of expression.
Isaac Cordal uses this discipline because of is limitless carácter and the things that installation can give to him. The installation is a space with thousands of possibilities, so the space adapts to the needs of his work. So Isaac Cordal transforms the space as he wants according to what he is looking for at that moment.
Isaac Cordal is an artist committed to social reality and socio-political problems. That is why all of his works revolve around this theme and invite us to reflect on these issues. One of his most surprising works is Cement Eclipses, an installation made up of small cement sculptures that drown in water. With this type of work, Isaac makes the people who pass around him participate. Invading the street, Isaac Cordal manages to make a perfect union between the formal part of the work and the conceptual part.
The most of his works follow the same line. In 2019, we could see this when he did it at the Madrid School of Architecture within the Urvanity fair and with the collaboration of SC Gallery. The installation was make in the in the courtyard and was made up of miniature characters and buildings, simulating the appearance of a city. The installation is conspicuous by the absence of colors, as only a gray scale has been used, a more than successful choice to convey the pessimistic vision and social criticism that accompanies the work.
As mentioned before, many of Isaac Cordal’s works follow this same line: gray colors, miniaturized and expressionist realities and all of them accompanied by a reflection on current problems in the world. In addition, it is striking how the main characters are usually middle-aged men and in suits, is this a way of attributing social problems to these types of characters who, after all, are the standard model of those who run the world ?
But the most special thing of Isaac Cordal is his expressionism, easy to identify for everybody (an art expert or not). His way of reflecting this social criticism so direct makes that everybody can understand his art, so the objetive comes true: everybody knows what Isaac Cordal is saying.
Ana Cano Romero.