Gold Leaks, Vanderlei Lopes installation between art and alchemy
Vanderlei Lopes transforms bronze into liquid gold in his new artistic installation Gold Leaks.
Gold Leaks is the new artistic experiment of the Brazilian sculptor Vanderlei Lopes. He has always been fascinated by alchemy and the creative re-elaboration of different metallic materials, as a new King Midas transforms his sculptures into real mirages.
The gold that seems to pour everywhere in his gallery, from the walls to the floor, is actually shiny bronze, manipulated to create the illusion of the natural movement of the metal in its liquid form.
Behind his installations, however, there is a subtle sense of humor in the highly successful attempt to deceive the observer. In this play of materials halfway between the two forms, liquid and solid, the artist compares the alchemical process to that of transformation present in nature and in the human soul.