Mask I (The look of the aztec)
Arturo Berned presents Mask, his new series of works.
Mask, the new series of sculptures by the artist Arturo Berned is a dialogue with the art that continues its work but, at the same time, creates new paths. The work evolves. Innovative new codes appear. The color red plays a vital role, as its warmth helps dematerialize the steel. The thickness of the metal takes on a new meaning and, by itself, accumulates a large plastic weight. Again, the void rules. The piece is reduced to its essence. In such degree that the structural tension that every sculpture poses, here, becomes so light that almost seems to disappear. Sculptor tools are not appreciated. The brightness of metal, its polishing and its precision erase them. Geometry and pure soul whose origin lives in pre-Columbian masks at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico. It’s from them that Arturo Berned departs, in a very personal reinterpretation, to create a work as strong as it is ethereal. Steel and void.