Namenlose Strasse, 2004

Wax, artificial hair, color, 2 × 132 cm

Andro Wekua commissioned the Kunstgiesserei to produce two identical figures (“twins”) for a room installation. The source material was a portrait from the artist’s childhood.

A very similar looking boy was found within the Kunstgiesserei’s circle of acquaintances. Face, legs, and arms were molded in silicon. This negative was painted with colored wax. Creating the most true to nature reproduction possible of the skin, eyebrows, and eyelashes presented the greatest challenge.