Unlike the sculptures by his father Cy Twombly, who assembled them as if they were collages composed of found pieces, Alessandro Twombly's (b. 1959) works are organic-looking sculptures made from a single piece of material. They recall fossilized coral, hardened streams of lava, objects found on the beach, or statues of archaic divinities. As different as they are from one another in appearance, they all invoke the elementary forces of nature. Their dynamic shapes visualize the idea of metamorphosis, the eternal transformation that is the basis for growth. Marks of Twombly's work are left on the surfaces of some of the sculptures, which are first cast in plaster or clay, and then in bronze or resin. In this survey of his work, which features Twombly's sculptures from 1986 to 2016, one can see the processes and developments that have been inscribed in the material.
The Past Three Decades of Sculptures by Alessandro Twombly
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Dimensions: 31.5 x 25 cm