The thinker sculpture in Greek sculpture
Posted October 06, 2018 06:19:18A brilliant and moving new work by German artist, Georg Serra, which was unveiled at the German Embassy in Toronto, is the latest of a series of works by Serra.
The sculpture, titled The Thinking Woman, was commissioned by a Canadian company, and is one of three sculptures commissioned by the Turkish-born artist, who has lived in Toronto since 2010.
The sculpture is based on Serra’s father’s work as an architect in his native Germany.
The work is a blend of classical Greek sculpture, which Serra said was the best form of abstract sculpture he could find, with modernism, modernist-influenced architecture and contemporary materials.
“It’s not just a sculpture of abstract shapes and textures, but it’s also an architecture piece.
And I think that architecture and modernism have something in common,” Serra told the Toronto Star in a phone interview.”
I think it’s the ability to combine different ideas, and to do something with the materials that were available at the time.”
Serra was born in Berlin in 1929 and grew up in a family of artists and historians.
His father was a painter and a schoolteacher, and his mother was a teacher.
His family moved to Canada when he was in grade seven.
He grew up reading a lot about architecture and art.
His mother would often send Serra to exhibitions and art openings in Germany, but he always preferred to see his family.
“When I was a kid I thought, I’ll do this,” he said.
“My parents were very strict.
We weren’t allowed to come to Germany, or to see a lot of art.
I remember when I was six or seven, I was visiting my uncle in Germany.
And the doorbell rang and my uncle was waiting for me, and I was like, ‘No, I can’t go to the exhibition!’
I don’t know why.
His father later returned to Germany to study architecture, and he stayed in touch with his family and friends.””
In 2001, Serra took a job at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, but left in 2008, citing “political and economic reasons.
“His father later returned to Germany to study architecture, and he stayed in touch with his family and friends.”
But after the war, the government was not interested in us.
So I had to leave my family, and my family is still living in Turkey.”””
I didn’t get a chance to talk to my family.
So I had to leave my family, and my family is still living in Turkey.””
I really like how the whole process of this came together.
I think this is a really beautiful thing,” he continued.
“It’s a very personal project.
It’s not a political or a philosophical project, it’s just something I wanted to do, and this is my way of expressing that.”
Serras’ works have been exhibited in galleries in Germany and Europe for several years.
He said he didn’t expect the Turkish government to support the project, and that he hopes his work is seen as a response to Turkey’s treatment of Kurdish artists in the past.
“As a German artist I’m quite proud to do my work in Turkish.
That’s something I’m really proud of.
I’m very thankful that the Turkish Government is supporting my project,” Serras said.
The Turkish government has been trying to silence Kurdish artists since the 1980s, and it has shut down the Kurdish Cultural Center of America, the only cultural center in Turkey that has Kurdish speakers and artists.
While Serra is not a member of the Kurdish minority, he said his work will be a symbol for Kurds worldwide.
“I want to speak out against this.
And it’s really important to do that now,” he added.