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Unsettling Gazes at St Martin-in-the-Fields

23-March-2012
23-March-2012 0:00
in Art & Architecture
by Peter Berthoud

A new sculpture exhibition has just opened at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.

Forty, somewhat disturbing, figures are dotted around the church.

They are all the work of Robert Koenig and will be on display until Friday 20 July.

Robert Koenig's Odyssey St Martin in the Fields London

Robert Koenig's Odyssey outside St Martin in the Fields London

Robert Koenig's Odyssey St Martin in the Fields London

The exhibition is called Odyssey and is "Koenig’s attempt to call up his Polish ‘ancestral ghosts’ by carving a large group of male and female figures, each 2.5m tall, out of lime trees which grew in his mother’s home village of Dominikowice in South East Poland. These trees bore witness to the many dramatic events that shaped the lives of people over the last 100 years."

Robert Koenig's Odyssey St Martin in the Fields London

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