Hand, 2016

Basel 2017
joségarcía ,mx
Sculpture
Marble
20.0 x 12.0 x 15.0 (厘米)
7.9 x 4.7 x 5.9 (吋)
Maire’s works evolve in a middle-ground between art and philosophy, showing and thinking. His approach involves a decisive role for indexes, or respectively the act of indexing. The index finger, the Latin root of the word, is at once an artistic measuring device as well as a concept. According to the theory of a French philosopher, Alain Badiou, the index serves to denote the the incidence of an artistic process. The index finger pointing upwards, a reference to da Vinci’s painting of John the Baptist, becomes the symbol of a transcendental gesture of creation and an act of presentation.