Public Art

Big Suit

By Erwin Wum
Category: Sculpture


In Big Suit, Wurm magnifies a pink business suit to immense proportions (what would correspond to a size 144 in the US) but omits the body inside. His sculptures often focus on a single figure or body in a way that focuses all attention on the figure. Additionally, Wurm is interested in exploring the performance aspect of sculpture and in questioning “the point at which an action becomes a sculpture.” Meant to be humorous, Wurm’s sculptures infuse what are potentially serious issues in our society with his own lighthearted cynicism.

Dimensions: 118″ x 51″ x 29″
Year Completed: 2011
Material: Painted aluminum
Owner: Gateway Foundation

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