Chris Mason: Social Climbing

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Originally from New York, but now living in California, artist Chris Mason started as a muralist before he began working extensively with wire. As a sculptor, Mason attributes the two biggest influences on his work to High Renaissance Figurative Art and comic books. The latter might explain the Spiderman quality to his climbing wire sculptures.

From the artist:
I’ve always found the human form to be the most compelling subject to render in any medium. The action of climbing provides an opportunity to look at the figure suspended in space, to be able to see from angles less seen in most traditional sculpture.

Mason has humorously titled his wired sculpture series as Social Climbing and Rewired. I think walking into a gallery filled with these little guys would be a fun experience.

via craighead green gallery

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