Elective Affinities

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Client: Private collection

Location: Palm Desert, CA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Julian Voss-Andreae

Gallerist

Christian Hohmann

Hohmann Fine Art

Director of Operations/Fabricator

Darren Newby

Julian Voss-Andreae, Inc.

Overview

Drawing direct inspiration from the artists’s background in quantum physics, “Elective Affinities” are two figures leaning against each other and becoming one. Made up of vertically oriented, thin stainless steel sheets, the sculpture seems to consist of solid metal when seen from the front, but virtually disappears when seen from the side.

Goals

A standing male and female figure leaning against and pushing each other, in a pose suggesting opposition as much as attraction. The hands, pushing into the opposite figure, seem to merge with the other body. The heads morph into one, with the faces touching, sharing common metal slabs which makes full visual separation of the two bodies impossible.