Feltépve (Ripped Up or Popped Up) was a 2014 outdoor temporary sculpture located in Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary, by Ervin Hervé-Lóránth. The artwork depicted a giant man emerging from the earth, and was installed as part of the 2014 Art Market Budapest.

Feltépve
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Feltépve on display in 2014
Feltépve is located in Budapest
Feltépve
Location in Budapest
Coordinates47°29′59″N 19°02′50″E / 47.499722°N 19.047222°E / 47.499722; 19.047222Coordinates: 47°29′59″N 19°02′50″E / 47.499722°N 19.047222°E / 47.499722; 19.047222
LocationSzéchenyi Square, Budapest Hungary
DesignerErvin Herve Loranth
MaterialPolystyrene
Completion date2014
Opening date2014; 8 years ago (2014)
Dedicated toFreedom
WebsiteOfficial website

BackgroundEdit

The art piece was displayed on the grounds of Gresham Palace during the Art Market Budapest Festival. The art became an internet sensation.[1] Hungarian artist constructed the giant sculpture out of polystyrene and it was installed in 2014. The artist called the work an extremely large example of contemporary art.[2]

SculptureEdit

The sculpture was a collaboration between Artist Ervin Herve-Loranth and Gallery Out of Home. It was considered temporary because it was made from polystyrene.[3] The sculpture shows a giant with an angry face who appears to be waking up and coming out from under the earth. It is colored in grays which blend well with the earth. The exhibit invited visitors to interact and take selfies.[2]

Two interpretations of the piece were articulated by Gallery Out of Home: "The creation has several meanings, such as the symbolism of freedom, the desire to break free, the curiosity, and the dynamics of development."[3] After the Art Market Budapest, the sculpture was displayed in 4 in Ulm, Germany to celebrate the 1989 revolution.[4]

ReceptionEdit

In 2014 his work, also called “Strappato” (Popped up) received an award for "the best work in the world placed in the public area."[5] Architectural Digest called the sculpture one of the 28 most fascinating public sculptures.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ervin Loranth Herve "Pops up" as Internet Art Sensation". Ocean Blue Magazine. Archived from the original on December 30, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Zhang, Jenny (October 24, 2014). "Gigantic Man Erupts from the Earth in this Spectacular Outdoor Sculpture". My Modern Met. Archived from the original on December 30, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Brodsky, Jake (October 30, 2014). "A Public Art "Giant" Popped up in Budapest this Month". Artnet. Archived from the original on December 30, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  4. ^ "PICS: 10 Unusual & Creative Sculptures Around the World". Cable News Network. News 18. September 27, 2019. Archived from the original on December 30, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  5. ^ Biancherini, Serena (September 12, 2018). "From Berlin to Capena, inauguration of the temporary art installation "IL MOMENTO" by Hervé". NewTuscia. Archived from the original on January 20, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  6. ^ Mafi, Nick (November 22, 2019). "28 of the Most Fascinating Public Sculptures". Architect Digest. Archived from the original on December 29, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.