Randy Cooper




Randy COOPER's shadow sculptures offer the wonderful paradox to express shapes of a classical aesthetics through a modern and original medium.
With his bare hands the artist shapes the wire mesh and gives birth to these bodies whose beauty is expressed in the shadow they cast.
One never gets tired of discovering the exceptional versatility of those works which, depending on where they sit and how they are lit up, keep changing and revealing new aspects of themselves.
Individually created they bring out the deep human feelings of an artist who, in sculpting the shadow, reveals the light.
It is at the beginning of the nineties that, tired of traditional materials, he discovers and starts working with the wire mesh. The result is those marvelous "Shadow Sculptures" whose immediate and growing success make Randy COOPER rank among the best in contemporary American sculpture.