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Ballerinas by Regardt Van Der Meulen is at Once Strong and Fragile

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 15, 2013 • References: regardtvandermeulen and contemporist
The Ballerinas by Regardt van der Meulen, an artist based in Johannesberg, South Africa, are deconstructed sculptures of two dramatic dancers. Similar to his past work, these creations are breathtakingly dark. Linking into his questioning the immateriality of human existence, this series takes it a bit further by also calling into question the importance of artforms such as dance.

Beautiful to behold, the illusion of being broken down also throws his own choice of art form under the bus. Nevertheless, through Ballerinas by Regardt van der Meulen, he illustrates his belief that “the human body with its strength and fragility lie at the core of this series of works, while exposing the illusion of safety in modern society," as written on his website.