Created by artist Quayola, Captives is a series of digital and physical sculptures that offer a modern interpretation of the Renaissance style.

Italian born visual artist Quayola‘s ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures pay homage to one of Michelangelo’s unfinished series. ‘Captives’ is a contemporary interpretation of ‘Prigioni’ (1513-1534) and his technique of “non-finito.”

The digital pieces appear and disappear out of a crumbling abyss, whereas their life-size physical counterparts are chiseled out of stone by large computer-controlled robot.

This work explores the tension and equilibrium between form and matter, man-made objects of perfection and complex, chaotic forms of nature. Whilst referencing Renaissance sculptures, the focus of this series shifts from pure figurative representation to the articulation of matter itself.

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