Isaac Cordal witnessed his first dawn in Galicia, Spain. He is now residing in London, where as the sky turns black and the street lights awaken from their slumber a little bit of magic occurs. Anonymous faces are illuminated onto the streets with hand modeled metal kitchen strainers and public lights. The incredible street art portraits are known as Cement Bleak.
I can’t help myself… I have to also feature Cement Eclipses, a much different type of cement installation. The small figures were created in 2002 and first placed onto the streets in 2006. Cordal leaves with only a photograph of his work, never knowing how long they will remain or who will take the time to acknowledge them. The little dudes are strategically placed in various urban landscapes and represent everyday societal issues. The majority wear a suit and tie, showcasing the ambiguity of the working man’s daily grind.
“The figurines represent a kind of metamorphosis through which human being leaves his role of citizen merging with the city and slowly becoming a part of urban furniture”. — Isaac Cordal