Part of the artist’s Megalithomania series, Namus Pamus is a sculpture of a menhir in a shopping cart, juxtaposing two very different conceptions of time: the ancient, standing stone versus a symbol of disposable consumer culture. With humor and a playful nod to the proverb that a rolling stone gathers no moss, the artist contrasts contemporary vacuity and obsolescence with the spiritual depth and immutability of a Neolithic monument.
Gaspard Combes creates sculptures for public and natural spaces. Drawing on an organic aesthetic that embraces erosion and entropy, his works surpasses and relativizes human scale. He has exhibited at events including Marseille’s Festival des Arts Éphémères and the Ailyos sculpture exhibition in Leysin, Switzerland.