Buddha (Slab Desk Top)
Painted Resin,Stainless Steel on Acrylic Panel, 36 x 18 x 31 cm
USD 5,800 – 8,200
About the artwork
A recurring and key symbol to the artist's oeuvre is the endearing Jelly Baby – a little, sweet, and rudimentary human form, which for him symbolizes the disposability that permeates all aspects of the contemporary consumer society. He uses it to mock the aspirations that this society claims that it has, but which it so often cynically betrays. Shown here is the Jelly Baby converted into an image of Buddha: the artist's commentary on what defines austerity, religion, and the deviance of society as a whole from what really defines peace, contentment and living.
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