Igor Mitoraj was a famous Polish sculptor who drew inspiration from the concept of “broken beauty”. His works resonate with those of the old Roman and Greek culture, yet they fragmented with a post-modern twist. They revoke thoughts about the damage inflicted on antique statues as a result passing of time. His works are predominantly large-scale and made in marble, terracotta or bronze. Ultimately, his works bring together the rigorous antique tradition and the dark decay of postmodernism.
“My work is an example of this dichotomy: mesmerizing perfection attached to corrupted imperfection” – Igor Mitoraj