Isaac Cordal is a sculptural street artist from Spain. With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, his work magically expands the imagination of pedestrians who notice his work on the street. Born in 1974 in Pontevedra, Spain, Cordal graduated from the University of Fine Arts Pontevedra, trained at Camberwell College of Arts in London and at the School of Canteiros Pontevedra. He was the founding member of Alga.org, a digital art community from Galicia, and part of the artistic collective Ludd34560 and Sr. Pause. In the 1990s he was part of the death metal scene in Spain, publishing the fanzine “Exorcism” and playing guitar in the band Dismal. Cordal’s cement sculptures have been seen worldwide. He places figures in locations that hint at doors to other worlds. Suspended and isolated in a motion or pose, these sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and laugh with. In March 2016, in Ostend, Belgium, he created some stunning pieces for The Crystal Ship, a contemporary art festival curated by Nuart festival. The artist is represented by C.O.A. Gallery. Cordal lives and works between Brussels, Belgium, and Pontevedra, Spain.
In this ART OF THE STREET episode spanish urban artist Isaac Cordal explains his massive installation “Follow the Leaders” at Magic City. This work consists of 200 pieces and several concrete buildings which represent a kind of city in ruins: a metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress. The installation occupies about 50sqm and is lighted up like a sort of ghost town.