The Pandov Chess by Lucian Popescu is a unique sculptural chess set full of symbolism.
Inspired by the dynamics of the game and its abundance of different tactics and strategies Lucian Popescu created tiny sculptures that incarnate the underlying forces of chess. The game of chess involves a patterned push and pull of decisions and plays on the checkered board. The Pandov Chess Set expresses this tension in a dynamic way though the sculptural treatment of the contemporary pieces. The white army embodies a feeling of lightness, their slender forms wear flaring robes, while their expressions are calm and determined. Their dark opponents remain top-heavy and maintain a more aggressive stance and expression. While the white pieces lift, the black ones sink. There is a beautiful challenging balance that occurs physically between the rival armies of the Pandov Chess Set that elegantly expresses the nature of the logic game.