Sweet Innocence (size L)

Bogdan ANDALondon / LeicesterUnited Kingdom

2020Giclée print on 285 gsm resin coated Hahnemühle Pearl paper

Edition 1 / 15

75 x 75 cm

◙ The artwork hosts a theatrical confrontation. ◙ The prejudice-ready mise-en-scène looks perfect for an amusing fight between emphatic "cultivated-knowledge" and disarming "innocent-ignorance". ◙ Innocence is usually the public’s favourite, so it may be the winner, even though the artwork shows both sides as equally precious (calligrams). ◙ Another interesting thing to notice is that somehow mentioning love in the proximity of Shakespeare’s (out of its context) stance, contaminates this out-of-this-world feeling with deeper thinking. New connotations spring; they may start with “she/he loves me/loves me not” but they can go all the way till questioning individual identities (to be or not to be) which fuse, disappear, when deeply in-fused with love. ◙ Additional sizes (s, m, mL, XL), all in limited editions, are also being printed. Contact the artist for up to date information about available numbers and prices.

WOOCS 2.1.9

$ 528

1 in stock

◙ I have become seriously interested in creating art only after an auspicious encounter with a mystic, "uneducated" group of people, in Benares, more than 25 years ago. ◙ Successfully crafting symbolic things or finding and collecting objects from the outer world which metaphorically mirrored their inner preoccupations, was seen by the members of this group as extraordinary events, miraculous encounters with no other than themselves. ◙ Being first exposed to it in an esoteric context, art (in the form of inspiration) never ceased to be for me a modern-day equivalent of revelation. ◙ I now too collect objects (photographically); I also freeze in words flashes from my flow of thinking. Sometimes I work on them, sometimes I combine them, sometimes I just leave them as they have emerged. ◙ Before sharing these outcomes with the outer world I often place them inside black, “sacred”, square spaces.

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