Spanish artist Romulo Celdran turns everyday objects into oversized contemporary art sculptures.
From a can, pen, screws, since 2013, he reimagines the more often than not overseen objects of our daily lives. Most of the sculptures are made of cardboard and their upscaled size put the viewer into a new reality. As children, we once discovered the things around us with a lot of curiosity.
By placing us before a growing world, the artist plays with our perception: ‘I believe there is something magic in the world of scales. There is a kind of emotional memory that invites us to feel the relationship with the Macro objects as if it were a game,’ says Romulo.
Stating, “Reality does not exist,” Rómulo Celdrán aims to deconstruct our process of perception with his hyper-realistic drawings and sculptures of everyday things, which demonstrate that reality, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
He works in both two- and three-dimensions, on an ongoing series of monochromatic drawings titled “Zoom,” which are related to his series of mixed-media sculptures, “Macro.” Celdrán does not miss a single infinitesimal detail in his re-creations: his drawing of pencil shavings reveals the finely grained texture of the wood, while his sculpture of a bottle cap includes a dusting of rust.
He is forcing us to question our own perception by deconstructing it, and reveals an uncanny novelty and magic through the power of scale. He is playing with the principles of perception and reality, and inviting us to engage in a game of sorts between artist and participant.
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