Adrián Villar Rojas' monumental sculptures are made to crumble. The Argentine artist works in concrete and clay, often forming lumpy animals or cracking shapes, which have been referred to as "ruins."
Now the artist is bringing his fragile creations to New York's High Line. His work will appear along the undeveloped Rail Yards section of the elevated park. Previously, Brooklyn-based sculptor Carol Bove installed abstract works in various materials along the raw stretch of the High Line for an installation called "Caterpillar."
Rojas has been quickly rising on the art scene. Last year, he was the first artist to exhibit work at Zaha Hadid's newly designed Serpentine Sackler Gallery. His show, "Today We Reboot the Planet," included fat concrete columns, reminiscent of Richard Serra's rounded steel forms, an enormous elephant carrying a concrete column, and various crumbling relics placed in shelves.
"The material is breathing," Rojas said of his deteriorating creations.
It's still unclear what Rojas will bring to the High Line, but his works, left unprotected in the elements, will be sure to change overtime. His installation will open sometime this fall and run until September 2015.