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Drip and Deconstructed by Regardt van der Meulen are Strong and Fragile

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: regardtvandermeulen and contemporist
The Drip and Deconstructed sculptures look like something out of a dark fantasy. Aptly and succinctly named, Drip appears to be a man melted almost beyond recognizability while Deconstructed depicts a man in the midst of disappearing piece by tiny piece.

Created by Johannesburg-based artist Regardt van der Meulen, the Drip and Deconstructed sculptures are made from steel. According to the artist, "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." Hence, the use of malleable metal demonstrates the body's strength and fragility beautifully while the state each body is found in speaks to the immateriality of people's existence.