Luxury Therapy (4x3)
Painted Resin,Stainless Steel on Acrylic Panel, 87 x 12 x 110 cm
USD 38,200 – 54,600
About the artwork
Luxury Therapy is a contemporary installation that discusses the use of medicine today. Medicine capsules are fixed in aligned rows and columns, each made of bright lively colours. The coloured chrome tip is complemented with a glass finishing at the bottom section of the capsules, allowing the Swarovski crystals it encapsulates to be seen. This work comments on people’s inclination to dose on medicine as a means for healing or to satisfy particular needs. Benefits of medicine consumption are advertised by the Swarovski crystals filling the capsule, an indication that prescription holds equal importance as treasured crystals, a reflection of our desire for it. Concurrently, the luminous colours exude a dilemma, a sign of threat alike bright colours seen on a poisonous reptile.
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