John Procario’s torqued, vessel-shaped Basin Series engages the viewer both physically and psychologically by synthesizing conceptual art, minimalism, and contemporary design. The enthralling scale of the work appearing to levitate weightlessly on the wall, in harmony with the central aura of light reflected in the warmth of the wood, has the captivating effect of drawing the viewer in. Much like the works of Richard Serra and Anish Kapoor, Procario’s commanding sculptures create emotional impact through sensation and observation. As with his popular Freeform Series that uses the act of placing stress on wood to achieve an incredible fluidity, the Basin Series achieves emotional resonance through an equally masterful manipulation of wood, transcending the material’s inherent confines.
Bleached ash with white oil, gesso
H 203.20 x W 73.66 x D 45.72 cm