Javier Torras Casas crafts replicas of human bodies and bones out of clay

Barcelona artist Javier Torras Casas is renowned for his large-scale sculptural installations from natural and industrial materials including steel, bronze, clay, plaster, wax and rope that delicately utilise structure and balance. A central tenet within his work is the relationship between human bodies and natural matter.

Cast hands and manipulated clumps of clay suggest the continuous organic changes produced in nature as well as the development of human communicative capacities, and illustrate the materiality of objects and their inter-connectedness with the human body. Javier questions the effect of nature on human evolution and vice versa, referencing the passage of time through his manipulation of temporal and permanent, natural and man-made materials. Discover more of his work at www.javitorras.com.


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