1991, Amsterdam, the Netherlands // Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ciro Duclos was born and raised in Amsterdam and graduated from the Royal Academy of the Hague in 2015. After his graduation he continued working in the Dutch capital, has been included in various group-shows and was shown prominently during Milan’s Salone del Mobile of 2016. His work is often sculptural as opposed to flat surface techniques such as painting or printing and handles themes such as distance and borders in order to touch upon subjects such as time and space; "Growing up I used to sneak into building sites in urban areas; in-between places within busy areas where time seems to be at a stand-still and in which space becomes an element in which light is the only element that creates movement". His sculptures often are comprised of used building fences or other materials used to camouflage building sites. Showing these materials in a solitary state does not so much show the tension between the spectator and a specific object, but reveals the distance we have to our daily surroundings, invoking a sense of virtuality to everyday objects.