This fantastic installation which quite literally takes over the gallery walls, comprises of hundreds of large ants made from fibreglass, resin and twigs. With each of the bodies having been cast from human skulls, his work takes on a political edge by confronting the subject of the many deaths in his native Colombia and the subsequent homelessness that arises from such conflict. This issue seems to lie at the heart of his work, with the Saatchi’s exhibition guide citing that his work “addresses the plight of the millions of displaced immigrants who are constantly crossing the planet in search of asylum, and who are rendered invisible by the media”.
Having previously displayed his installation titled ‘Casa Tomada’ on the outside of governmental buildings, the work is just as affecting when viewed within the confines of a gallery. Once confronted with the visually arresting display of ants invading the space, the role reversal with regards to scale of mans relationship to ants is worth making the journey to the Saatchi Gallery for alone.