in the Benjamin SackIn s imagined environments, it is not uncommon to find angular mazes that resemble dystopian structures, buildings that are so close together that it is difficult to tell one from the next, and labyrinthine walkways that twist like fractals. The artist working with pen and ink (before) draws intricate black and white metropolises vacillating between organization and chaos: he plays with geometry, angles, and dimensions to create confusing maps of both traditional architecture and surreal additions such as treble clefs, astral shapes, and dizzying lines. and point work.
While many of Sack’s works merge past, present and future in a single display, his latest one meter wide labyrinth entitled “Roots of Being (Per Aspera ad Astra)” was created directly from last year. “This piece was a massive Daedalese undertaking that began at the beginning of the first lockdowns in March 2020 and was completed in April after receiving the first dose of the vaccine,” says artist Colossal. “A large labyrinth that stands for the era that we endured.”
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