Pigmented Urethane Resin/Chrome Metal on Acrylic Panel, 100 x 50 x 80 cm
About the artwork
Mauro Perucchetti revisits the idea on the definition of religion and the deviance of society. A Buddha - in the style of the artist’s reoccurring Jelly Baby, is meditating in peace, blockading all external hindrances and distractions. The Buddha is significant as a symbol of higher enlightenment, a divine stature that elucidates moral and spiritual ideals. By creating the figure alike his Jelly Baby, Perucchetti re-portrays Buddha in a contemporary context, with affiliation to our societal desires of new ideals. It makes a remark on our consumption culture, about people in the pursuit of material things instead of human morality and spiritual insights.
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