One-hundred five fiberglass figures stand atop white chairs in rows that extend from the floor to the ten-meter high ceiling. Part of an art exhibition titled Ataraxia, the LED-lit art installation invokes the ideas behind the Greek word, which roughly translates to imperturbability, equanimity, and tranquility.
The glowing modern art by Argentinian modern artist Eugenio Cuttica was on view in 2018 at the MAR Museum in Buenos Aires and explored the ways subjects can achieve balance and happiness through freedom from desire.
“Points to a calm beauty, a calm but agitating act, moves the spirit and can even cause fear. It is an art that refers to the observer’s consciousness in its own insignificance and in unity with nature.”Ataraxia, the artist said in a statement about his art exhibition.
In addition to the expansive wave, the art exhibition also featured a series of wooden boats and paintings meant to reflect on fertility, abundance, the sublime qualities of Argentinian landscapes, and the ways contemporary art and food intersect. The same feminine form is interspersed throughout and can be seen standing in one of the suspended vessels.
Cuttica currently splits his time between his studios in Buenos Aires, New York, Miami, and Milan. For more of the artist’s figurative projects, follow him on Instagram.