Gallery: Barcelò’s Traveling Elephant Sculpture Defies Gravity in Union...

Image © Amanda Silvana Coen
The Gran Elefandret, completed in 2008, is a continuation of the zoological themes found in much of Barcelò's former work. The detail of the textured skin recalls the artists' highly tactile, layered paintings, many of which take the form of sculptures on canvas. He draws inspiration from nature, from artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning and also from his time in West Africa.

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