Fury | 2016 | Wood | 83" H

As a movement, Biomorphism has roots in the mid-20th century, when painters and sculptors– among them Yves Tanguy, Jean Arp and Leonora Carrington–were taking a biological approach to abstraction. Their loosely referential shapes had the weight and roundness of natural forms, as do Tausik’s. But Tausik is particularly interested in bringing the biomorphic into close contact with the platonic, minimal geometry associated with both Euclid and Donald Judd. A sphere-shaped orifice cuts through the core of Tausik’s sculpture Venus, a form with curved, voluminous limbs made of lightcolored timber.