concrete, plastic tape
24 x 24 x 24 cm
Amel El Zakout
" Cube" - The image shows a concrete block wrapped in a red ribbon. The block is sitting on a concrete floor, and the red ribbon is wrapped around it in a way that suggests that it is a gift. The art piece is simple and straightforward, but it is also intriguing. The juxtaposition of the rough, industrial concrete with the delicate, festive ribbon creates a sense of tension and mystery. The viewer is left to wonder what is inside the block, and what the significance of the gift is.
The contrast between the rough concrete and the delicate ribbon could be seen as a representation of the contrast between the natural and the artificial, or between the raw and the refined.
"Cube" is also visually striking. The stark contrast between the red and the gray creates a sense of visual tension, and the simple composition allows the viewer to focus on the essential elements of th installtion work.