Turkish born artist Mehmet Ali Uysal studied architecture and sculpture combing the two disciplines in his use of a physical space in both his installations and video works.
For him, “the process of creation, display and perception of art is inevitably connected to the place of its production and its location. That is why, in contemporary art, space is a major parameter that has the power to influence the work, the artist and the viewer.”
In this piece, Skin, sculpture is part of the interaction between the pinch of the top layer of the lawn and lifting it by a clothespin to six meters high. Playing with scale and proportions he attempts to remind us that we are walking on the skin of the Earth.
See more of Uysal’s work on his website (In Turkish, but Google Chrome will translate into english.)