Elmgreen & Dragset present a new series of abstract, human sized sculptures, dressed according to the following fashion designers: Alberta Ferretti, Sonia Rykiel, Gaspard Yurkevich, Vanessa Bruno et Henrik Vibskov.
Using these cyborg-like, abstract sculptures, Elmgreen & Dragset are also able to debate the perception of the ideal body in our contemporary culture. The softly curved organic shapes and skin colored surfaces of the sculptures allude to human features.
Their aesthetic refers to a modernist tradition of sculpture, evoking artists such as Moore, Arp, Hepworth and Brancusi. However, these sculptures also have a slightly cartoon-like look as if to rewrite art history as a comic strip.the sculptures are fabricated using high-tech, synthetic materials with an industrial, glossy appearance that juxtaposes their references to the human body.
Elmgreen & Dragset
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
76, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris