Fighters in Black and Red

Public Sculptures by Nicolas Holiber, in New York Health & Racquet ClubNew York, NY

Public Sculptures by Nicolas Holiber seen at New York Health & Racquet Club, New York - Fighters in Black and Red
Public Sculptures by Nicolas Holiber seen at New York Health & Racquet Club, New York - Fighters in Black and RedPublic Sculptures by Nicolas Holiber seen at New York Health & Racquet Club, New York - Fighters in Black and RedPublic Sculptures by Nicolas Holiber seen at New York Health & Racquet Club, New York - Fighters in Black and Red
Commissioned by the New York Health & Racquet Club for their 23rd Street location, Fighters in Red and Black were on view from 2014-15 in the club’s main lobby. Placed on opposite sides of the corridor, visitors were obliged to walk in between the giant battling contenders as they entered and exited the building. Combining reclaimed wood with organic and artistic materials, Holiber created these imaginary heroes that were simultaneously uncanny and attractive, offering the viewer an eye-catching display of color, texture, and dimension.

Meet the Creator

"Nicolas Holiber is a Brooklyn-based artist known for his large-scale public works and mixed media paintings. His sculptures often draw on themes from ancient art and the antiquities, reimagining such motifs through a contemporary lens. Using reclaimed lumber combined with artistic materials in many works, Holiber’s process finds inspiration in the conceivably never-ending act of deconstruction and reconstruction. The artist’s intent is to lend meaning and subject matter to disparate objects that previously had neither. Constructed in a fashion that celebrates the medium’s imperfections, Holiber’s sculptural work provides a trace of something primal and totemic in their execution.

The artist’s current public art installation, Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, the Audubon Sculpture Project is on view in New York City along Broadway from 64th – 157th Streets in Manhattan, through January 2020. Presented by the Broadway Mall Association in partnership with NYC Parks and New York City Audubon, this exhibition features ten oversized sculptures of New York City birds that are in danger of extinction due to climate change."

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