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Acclaimed contemporary artist uses CEMEX cement to create centerpiece sculpture for new London art gallery

Date published: September 30, 2013

World-renowned Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas sculpted a life-size elephant using 1.5 metric tons of CEMEX Portland cement for the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the inaugural opening of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London. Virtually filling the entrance to the gallery, this impressive creation is over 370 centimeters high, 225 centimeters wide, extends 520 centimeters from trunk to tail, and carries an astonishing beam measuring 1,450 centimeters in length.


CEMEX cement creates centerpiece sculpture

“The concrete clay mix is an essential material for my practice. The clay allows my work to appear fragile, with the cracks appearing naturally over time, while the cement gives it strength to remain durable for the period of the presentation. We have used many tons of CEMEX cement to realize this exhibition,” said Adrián Villar Rojas, the artist.

One of the most exciting artists to have emerged in recent years, Adrián Villar Rojas is renowned for his large-scale sculptural works created using building materials such as clay, concrete, and bricks. He has been working in London for the past several months to develop this site-specific installation, entitled Today We Reboot the Planet. This marks his first exhibition in the UK.

  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement
  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement
  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement
  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement
  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement
  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement
  • Sculpture creation process using CEMEX cement

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