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John Isaacs is a British artist, based in Berlin, Germany.
Issacs is well-known for his imagery of decay, abandonment and hopelessness. Working mainly on sculptures and installations, Isaacs is interested in the mentality and physicality of human beings. Their emotions, their scars, the way they keep going and the reason they stop.
Commenting on the fragility of the body and the oppositions met in materials and forms, Isaacs creates his works as if they were statements towards a cursed world.
Isaacs’ work seems to be entering the future, while tied to the past. Incorporating elements of the Renaissance, the grotesque and the contemporary art scene, Isaacs produces a body of brilliantly thoughtful work. “I’m not interested in the contemporary: I’m much more interested in bridging the past and the future.” he says in an interview with Polina Bachlakova.