The ‘Hyperbaroque’ Metal Sculptures of Miguel Rodrigues

by Andy SmithPosted on

In what he calls “hyperbaroque” sculptures, Miguel Rodrigues twists and poses plastic resin into forms that resemble both metal and fabric. Specifically, the artist uses PETg (or polyethylene terephthalate), and is able to craft works from the material that inspire on both tabletops and as massive structures.

“Miguel Rodrigues comprehends art as an apology of the beauty seeking it through the hyper-reality of everyday life,” a statement says. “It draws on history, fashion, propaganda and theatricality. In recent years, he has chosen the Baroque period as an object of reflection, bringing it to contemporaneity, to the hyperbaroque.”

See more of the artist’s work below.

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