The Power Of Love, 2012
Painted Resin,Stainless Steel on Acrylic Panel, 194 x 133 x 12 cm
USD 48,400 – 69,100
About the artwork
Mauro Perucchetti wittily incorporates the theme of love through the sculpture series titled "Power of Love 0.4". He creates hearts in the form of a grenade, explaining the two contrasting outcomes that this symbol can elicit on humans. On one hand, love can become destructive and harmful when it reaches a point of obsession. The grenade becomes a metaphor of the sorrowful aspect of love, often due to the pain and injury it can cause to those affected. Love, however, is more importantly desired for its constructive affect, bringing along with it other positive emotions such as happiness, joy, concern, and patience which are critically lacking in the societies today. On the other hand, the grenade can be viewed as an instrument to influence a vast expanse - when a heart explodes and affects an entire society, then it is when it becomes a positive means towards widespread love.
About the artist
Mauro Perucchetti was born on 1 January 1949 in Milan, Italy. A pioneer in the field of resin, Mauro matches social critique with Pop aesthetics and art that demonstrates his astonishing technical skill, style and wit. Currently based in London, the artist has achieved immense international acclaim in recent years with a range of solo and group shows around the world, including London, Paris, Oslo, Vienna and Miami. Some of Mauro’s significant public installations include his Jelly Babies installation at Marble Arch, London, and prominent placement in front of the Palace du Louvre during FIAC 2012.
A video of the set-up of the Jelly Babies installation at Marble Arch can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/TdMHl6edBZs