Karol Szostak: Acrobatsino longer exists
(2017, Handshake Europe Sculpture Park)
The monumental steel sculpture seems to be hiding amid the woods in a natural surrounding. The visitor will be part of an exciting visual-aesthetical experience, straight off. Realizes that this is neither a form of creeping plant, nor liana coming from above, but two human figures instead, creating a specific vertical (force) field. They seem to control the space around, like the depressing power of gravity wouldn’t affect them.
The acrobat standing on the plinth contacts the base only on two-three points and the extended bodies between the also elongated arms and legs become etheric, almost turn into weightlessness.
In this phase of motion, raised from the temporal passage, exfoliate a perfect equipoise of the upper and the lower figure. It’s like the force field transforms into spiritual power.
The filigree, fine-cut, dynamic composition becomes the symbol of vitality, self-transcendence human freedom.
Endre Sipos, Art-Philosopher