Torso III - Kambadakis Kyriakos

Kambadakis Kyriakos (1938 - 2003)

Torso III, [1976]

Wood, 110 x 42,5 x 24,5 cm

Inv. Number Π.5518
On view National Glyptotheque

The fragmentary, stylised and abstract human figure, with references to Constantin Brancusi’s style, or more frequently, Hans Arp, is at the centre of Kyriakos Kambadakis’s sculpture.

In 1976, he began his series of torsos, mainly in wood, of which “Torso III” is one; fluid, curvilinear forms that set the light gliding across the surface, reflecting the texture of the wood and striking an ethereal effect. Meanwhile, the stillness is dispelled by a latent movement, conveyed by the twisting of the torso, the tightening of the shoulders, or the tilt of the head, which betray inner passion, or emotion, stirred by the existential angst that the artist sought to express in the majority of his works.