Urs Fischer’s 2

Gold Ball, 2F, K11 MUSEA


Born in 1973, Swiss artist Urs Fischer is best known for creating large-scale sculptures and installations that explore the processes of material creation and destruction. For 2, the artwork in Gold Ball, Fischer first fashioned a clay model—a nude, headless female body lying on a divan—and removed chunks of the material afterwards. The ragged, formless lumps were then cast in bronze along with the figure, which Fischer later painted over by hand. The act of making and molding, of allowing the state of material to change, manifests the tension between permanence and impermanence.