YveYANG is pleased to present Ideals Fulfilled, Bjorn Sparrman’s first solo exhibition in New York and the second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Ideals Fulfilled pairs a series of sculptures created using Rapid Liquid Printing (RLP), a technique developed and patented by the artist.
Bjørn produces forms with an uncanny fleshy elasticity, a material property that makes it an invaluable asset in manufacturing items that are meant to seamlessly connect with our anatomy, like medical apparatuses and prosthetics. For Bjørn, the capabilities of his method have opened new avenues to consider the metaphysics of sculpture. As the author of material, machine, and object, Bjørn is uniquely poised to consider the implications of this new material technology on the discipline of sculpture.
For Ideals Fulfilled, Bjørn will juxtapose several forms, an equine corpse and geometric abstractions. These sculptures can be read as funerary monuments and cenotaphs that seek to capture the metaphysical animacy of living things despite their translation into inorganic forms. Responsive to touch, these works question how we understand the corporeal qualities of figurative and abstract sculpture.
Bjørn Sparrman (b. 1989, US) lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his BFA from Calvin College in 2012 and his Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT in 2016. He was once Project Lead at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, a cross-disciplinary research design group, and is the co-founder of RLP., a 3D printing startup in Charlestown MA. He collaborates with companies, including Google, Steelcase, and BMW, and exhibits work internationally: at the V&A London, OōEli Art Park Hangzhou, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, MoMA, and the Venice Biennale.
Opening Reception: 01.27.2024, 6-8 PM