Man With Child’s Bow And Arrows

Nicholas Crombach,
Toronto, ON

Size

65" x 24" x 24"

Medium

Resin, Pait, Steel.

Sculpted in clay then cast in resin, Man With Child’s Bow and Arrows depicts an aging male appearing resigned, exhausted, a prisoner of life. His weapons are transformed from tools of survival into the accoutrements of a child’s game. Confronting the ethical dilemma of our coexistence with the animal world, the work explores notions of instinct and emotion, and perceptions of shame and innocence.

Man With Child’s Bow And Arrows

Nicholas Crombach,
Toronto, ON

About the artist
About the artist

Nicholas Crombach
Toronto, ON

Nicholas Crombach graduated from OCAD University’s Sculpture and Installation program in 2012. He has been the recipient of the Hayden Davies Memorial Award, the Samuel Lazar Kagan Award, the Abraham and Malka Green award, and a BMO 1st Art Nomination. His work has been seen at Angell Gallery, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, The Red Head Gallery and Whippersnapper in Toronto. In November of 2015, Crombach’s work will be included in Figurativas15 at the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. In 2012 Crombach executed a public art commission, “Billy, Nanny, and the Kids” in Burlington, Ontario.

“My artwork operates as an investigation into the paradoxical relationship humans have with the “natural world,” particularly the animal world. In my work, I compose domestic objects, human figures, and animals to create visual representations of the complexity. Braiding the tradition of representation with a contemporary facet, the work is conceptually layered, carrying a serious tone that is revealed through hints of humor.”

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