Argentinian artist Gerardo Feldstein makes sculptures that distort reality. The artist studied electrical engineering before he began painting and sculpting. Now he uses wire, textiles, and wood to create strangely stretched sculptures like the one at right. In this example, he exaggerates the scale of the figure’s outstretched hand and the length of its skinny arm.
Feldstein believes his sculptures evoke “a certain sense of astonishment.” They appear to engage in unremarkable human gestures—reaching, pointing, climbing, and standing. “My characters dramatize things I want and I can do,” Feldstein says. The artist challenges viewers to see the sculptures as both an extension of him and as a distorted representation of the human figure.