Diego Cabezas is an artist located on Barcelona, Spain. If you take some time and think about it, Spain has a tradition in art, since many famous artists were originated from this country; Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaudi were some of them. Cabezas is a sculptor and creates twisted, minimalistic sculptures made of iron, in a form of human faces.
The pieces of Iron appear to work with the environment that surrounds them.
Minimalism is my personal favourite form of expression in art.
Practically, when Cabezas works on them it is like drawing in space.
Also, I think it is an piece of art that everyone would love to posses for their home.
When the light makes its way through a piece of the sculpture, it creates shadows. This way, his piece of work perfectly combines with nature.
It contrasts really well with blank surfaces.
Cabezas explains that “Space and shadows are of equally weighted importance to the iron in my pieces.”
He surely has created a variety of figures, so every masterpiece has its authenticity.
He was inspired to follow his career path by an art exhibition on his home town called “Impossible Objects.”
He also makes iron sculptures that are meant for hanging on walls and they’re pretty amazing too.
Diego studied sculpture at a Pablo Picasso art school. There, he learnt about the properties of different materials and anatomy.
That justifies why he chose to experiment with such a material as iron is.
What he seeks out of his art is to learn and find enjoyment.
Maybe for outdoor decoration?!
Enjoyment is an important word for Diego as “some things are made to be enjoyed above all else”.
Its seems that working with iron is a hard thing to do because of its inflexibility.
Diego has one interesting belief that we all are artists in the end, and that we have to embrace ourselves and find that one thing that converts our inside world into a piece of art. You can see more of Diego’s work on his website: diegocabezas