Florian Wozniak, 2013 (Germany)
Bronze, Edition 1/3, 47 x 69 x 23 5/8 in.
“Alan is one of the worst drivers ever. Here is this bronze guy with everything falling apart and yet he is still driving. He reminds me of Alan, who by the way, was surprised to learn what I thought about his driving.”
In Hard Drive, Wozniak achieves the delicate balance between playfulness and elegance, a tension he strives for in his work. The surrounding vehicle has been stripped away from the driving figure. Unfazed, our subject accelerates (or slams the brakes?) with a determined assurance. The highly-finished surface and distilled form shows a figure who has morphed into the sleek forms and lines of his speeding car.