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Abandoned Spaces by Ivan Prieto Focuses on Excess and Deficiency

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: ivanprieto.jimdo and beautifuldecay
Abandoned Spaces by Ivan Prieto, an artist based in Spain, is an ongoing project that sees his rather grotesque sculptures placed in desolate settings. Creating a surreal visual, this act bolsters a narrative around his pieces while creating a haunting presence that would send chills down anyone's spine.

From obese bodies with child-like heads to elongated women walking huge dogs and skull-less men sitting on concrete ledges, Abandoned Spaces by Ivan Priet appears to be an installation fit for Halloween. As Beautiful Decay points out, his sculptures are largely figurative, which point to ideas of excess and deficiency: "Prieto’s talent for sculpting fascinating figurative shapes and contortions and then contextualizing them within spaces indicates an awareness of an overall composition of his creations, something not all sculptors think about when featuring their work."