‘Monument’ – Monolith by Balint Zsako is a nine-foot tall collage of skeletons in his exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art. This sculptures are composed solely of paper. Zsako’s collage has a wonderfully realistic quality, as the bones are sourced from an early nineteenth-century anatomy book. The monument is flanked by cutouts of a man and woman, and because they are tiny in comparison to the bone fragments, they unwittingly make the pile of bones unrelatable to viewers. Will tiny folk tend our bones in the afterlife?
Balint Zsako was born in Budapest, Hungary. His family immigrated to Canada in 1988 after spending two years living in West Germany. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He works in mixed media, painting, drawing, photography and sculpture have been exhibited in Hungary, England, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada and the US.