The youngest member of a loose-knit group of artists working in post-war Lower Manhattan, Ikarus has been a fixture in the NYC art scene for over six decades. Stylistically his work displays characteristics of both Pop and Abstract art, working in a style he has dubbed Post-Post Conceptualism. With his latest series, Origami Inferno, Ikarus explores the movement of a hypothetical soul as it traverses various states of being. Using Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy as inspiration, weaving the poet’s allegorical circles of hell into a stark narrative that encapsulates the hubris of man, in the process bringing our vices and shortcomings into sharp focus. Bird Library is proud to host ten sculptural works from this thirty-seven part series, annotated with explanatory notes by the artist, on the first floor.
This event was published on March 22, 2021.