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Kalos-Sthenos

Kalos-Sthénos, 2018, L 71in x D 15.75in x H 21.65in, stainless steel
Public sculpture commissionned by Rubis Mécénat with the city of St Priest, France.
For the Parc des Sens in Saint-Priest, I imagined Kalos-Sthénos, a public bench that takes the shape of a young man training, his body is horizontal only supported by his hand, almost levitating and defying the limits of gravity. The model of this bench was doing street workout or callisthenics in Tompkins Square Park in NYC when I asked him to pose for me. This urban practice focuses on an aerial free-style, mixing strength, flexibility, balance and agility and makes it possible to surpass oneself and socialize. The bench-sculpture is a positive, dynamic and social presence within the Parc des Sens in which the representation we have of the youth is perceived from an angle of strength, control and openness to the world. It also aims at bringing together passersby from different generations and helps create a dialogue around its form.

Kalos Sthenos

Kalos-Sthénos, 2018, L 71in x D 15.75in x H 21.65in, stainless steel

Kalos Sthenos

photo credit: © Service communication - Ville de Saint-Priest

Kalos Sthenos

Kalos-Sthénos, 2018, L 71in x D 15.75in x H 21.65in, stainless steel

Kalos Sthenos

Kalos-Sthénos, 2018, L 71in x D 15.75in x H 21.65in, stainless steel