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ORIOL RIUS artista plàstic - Barcelona


Sounds of the Labyrinth of the Seven Heavens joined the Park of Contemporary Arts (in Cassà de la Selva’s ParcArt) in May 2007.

I am greatly pleased to be part of this sculptural project result of selfless initiative of the sculptor and metallurgical businessman of Cassà, Jaume Roser (www.parcart.net).



Sounds of the Labyrinth of the Seven Heavens (2007) wants to pay tribute to Kandinsky for his forays into the world of sounds and art.

In Sounds of the Labyrinth of the Seven Heavens, seven stainless steel circles that revolve around inside each other, demand percussion from the viewer to extract the sounds that are hidden inside. They are also a tribute to Jaume Sisa for his evocation of the seven heavens, and especially for the beloved seventh heaven imagined inside our head.


Sounds of the Labyrinth of the Seven Heavens (2006-2007), stainless steel, 2,7 m, ParcArt gardens.


   Exhibition in ParcArt. May-June 2007

With this exhibition of sculpture at ParcArt I invite you to take a brief tour of several ways in which I immersed in the past ten years, exploring spaces without place, utopian, rebels for their non ubiquity, uncomfortable because of their nonconformity.

The journey through time begins with the model of Utopia (1996) erected in 2001 at Parc de la Vila d’Esparreguera, which originally was titled The Last look, the sea, in memory of those who were shot against the sea ‘wall’ at Camp de la Bota in Barcelona.

The tour continues with Three Geniuses (1997), a work around the magical universe of the desire that is part of the exhibition Traps for a Square (in les Bernardes de Salt), in a version of 3.5 meters of height.

Mirror and We Will Always Weep Icarus (both 1998) were exposed at the The Hidden Rebelliousness of the Scalene Triangle (at Can Sisteré, Santa Coloma de Gramenet), which revealed that the established powers always bet on the subjugation strength of symmetry: cathedrals, the Llotja of Barcelona, the unfortunate Twin Towers ... the latest of these works is a lament for the hero who dared to rise into the sun, challenging the realm of gods.

Whaterweel of Wishes (2000) was selected by the Guttmann Institutecontest and it is inspired by the wheels of the chairs of the disabled, turning the wheel into a spring of desires, like the eastern prayer mills.

The following works are about the doubts of men about the twilight of gods and their own fate: Four Horns (2001) and Sunset of the Moon’s Temple (2003).

Double Crescent (2004) was a period of contemplative rest about the arcanes linked to the crescent moon. Then, comes Així jo t'abracés, Girona (2004). It's a model of a tribute to this city that has always captivated me with the jealousy with which its identity is retained.

Star of the Marine (2005) corresponds to the large format sculpture in Badalona’s harbor; it plays with the symbolism of three poles that reminisce of a boat trip and whose shadow is projected with a star on the cover in the summer solstice.

Traverse The Walls, Traverse The Book (2005) proposes a reflection about the atrocities committed in the name of the "Book", the Bible, the Koran, the Red Book ... Finally, Sounds of the Labyrinth of the Seven Heavens (2007) is a tribute to Kandinsky for his forays into the world of sounds and art.

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