A man is spinning his child
Genres:humankind, sculpture, moving
Completion Date:July 1, 2020
Country of Origin:Netherlands
Tomas Schats (Rotterdam) makes clear sculptures from which everything superfluous has been omitted.
The narratives he tells are layered and occasionally take unexpected turns.Tomas Schats says himself:
'In their minimal linearity, these sculptures resemble cartoons but they are, in their simplicity,
more lyrical and more ambiguous, wry, but nevertheless light-footed. They are based on reality,
but transcend it in a subtle manner. They tell stories about humankind, with all its possibilities and limitations.
Tomas Schats contests the influence of design upon our environment. Where design attributes its influence as an ‘elegant at best’ carrier of function and morals, Schats applies absurd visual perspectives upon the constitution of this design.