Chairman Mao II, 2011
Painted Resin,Stainless Steel on Acrylic Panel, 85 x 85 cm
USD 28,000 – 40,000
About the artwork
The human form, identity, and culture are common themes explored by Mauro Perucchetti. The artist ingeniously used Mao Zedong as a pseudo-subject matter for his work, and apt intention to communicate a refreshing idea. Chairman Mao is a common symbol of Chinese communism, associated with the cultural revolution and political state in China during his regime. By endowing the powerful figure with the Jelly Baby aesthetics, Mauro emboldens us to think of Mao concerning contemporary culture, its change and forms that alter our collective perception of imperative figures.
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