Influenced by and in the same way that Tony Cragg understands sculpture as a study of how material and material forms affect and form our ideas and emotions, Danny Fotopoulos tries to find new relations between people and the physical world in his abstracted organic forms.
Danny’s intent is not to recreate the physical shape of human anatomy but to express the fluidity present in all living things. Static organic materials including bronze and wood seem to change their inherent state and appear molten and fluid creating undulating forms.
The sculptures have been created to evoke a kinetic quality of spiralling and twisting curved structures. Elements of the pieces appear pushed and pulled in various directions, in a communal dance, to create a feeling of dynamism. It is this ‘dance of form’, he sees throughout nature, that is the impetus for this exhibition.