Contemporary Hyloshapes is about the study of the shape and the formalist qualities of contemporary sculpture which leads to the conception of an original typography –or sculptural language. It is comprised of an archive of 205 contemporary sculpture works by 34 different artists from Europe, Asia and Central and South America; commissioned written work, a typeface, and a series of computer-generated images, where letters ultimately become sculptures.
The project materialises in a book, including the full archive, curated in collaboration with Alberto Arribas, accompanied by comissioned texts written by Alberto Arribas and Isabel Pacheco, and translated by Clàudia Portabella. The book shows the transition process from volumetric shapes to typographic figures, a language that draws on the aesthetics of contemporary sculptural art, showing the final specimen. Ultimately, these two-dimension bodies turn into original sculptures through the computer-generated images by Ignasi Casas, recovering their objectual shape.
Published by Felicidad, 304 pgs, 22 × 17 cm, Softcover, 2023, 978-1-80352-700-0