The mesmerizing “Human Roots” exhibition sponsored by IFCCI
“Human Roots” An Exhibition of Organic Sculptures
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua September 4 – December 4, 2015 Open Daily
Mickael Obrenovitch’s exploration into man’s relationship with nature via intricate organic sculptures is underway at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort through December 4, 2015.
After travelling across the ocean and taking part in a successful exhibition atLe French May in Macau, Mickael Obrenovitch’s fascinating ancient teak tree sculptures are returning to their “roots” in Indonesia at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.
Sponsored by the Indonesian French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), the mesmerizing “Human Roots” exhibition will run until the 4th of December and feature 15 organic sculptures fashioned from 200-year-old teak tree roots from the island of Java.
These centuries-old roots are the last vestiges of a rainforest colony abandoned in the ground for scores of years and weathered by the elements and time.
Symbols of nature’s fragility and wisdom, they seem to be gestating and waiting for the sculptor to breathe a second life into them. This collection also aims to confront man with his roots and true nature and highlight the relationship between nature and civilization.
Mickael Obrenovitch is a French contemporary sculptor who is passionate about wood adopting aged roots as the medium of his art. The ensuing process is spiritual and coincides with his perpetual mission to understand the world and our place within the universe. He experiments with the raw materials using fluid lines to embellish and enhance the natural contours, and in doing so attempts to pass on his personal vision of the meaning of life.
Proceeds from the sale of works at “Human Roots” will be used to raise awareness of the preservation of Indonesian rainforests, which are the lungs of Southeast Asia. [balidiscovery]
This collection is made up of 200-year-old teak wood roots found on the island of Java. Vestiges of a disappearing and abandoned colony, these remnants laid on the ground for scores of years as symbols of nature’s fragility and wisdom. The ancient roots had endured the passing of time while letting it do its work, and they seemed to be gestating, waiting for the sculptor to breathe a second life into them.
This collection aims to confront man with his roots and true nature. The meaning given to this raw material, like a mirror, is an answer to mankind’s interrogations. Sublimating these vestiges of the vegetal empire, the tree root sculpture artist gives life to the bones of a lost civilization.
It is man’s symbiotic relationship to nature that is resumed here, placing man within the universe, in a world re-enchanted.