Ovčáček, Eduard / Three anthropometrie
acrylic, collage, paper, paper – cellulose, perspex, height 225 cm
purchased in 2019 with support from the Czech Republic Ministry of Culture
The Three Anthropometries are examples of the unique sculptural forms created by Eduard Ovčáček in addition to his paintings and graphic works. Although they are three-dimensional pieces (casts taken from a mould of a female body, featuring variously coloured surfaces and various textures), they clearly display Ovčáček’s typically graphic mode of thinking. The three casts are identical in form, though their surfaces vary; they reveal the different psychological effects created by an identical figure when rendered first in white, and then in other colours and with graphic elements. The modulation of the figures’ facial expressions may evoke the differing personalities which come together to make up human society, or they may demonstrate how our moods and energies shift, alternate and fluctuate over time.