In his work, British artist Michael Dean (1977) explores the relationship between text and physicality through sculptures that can be read as three-dimensional 'words' on a human scale.
He uses industrial and everyday materials such as concrete, steel, tape and paper and uses his own height as a measure. He attributes a physical form to a personally developed language, based on a series of typographical alphabets, which he designs himself. In his exhibition in Cc Strombeek, he further shapes this language through sculptures and prints in which prints of fists, limbs, fingers and lips can be found.
Photo: Kristien Daem.