Love is in the air today. Contemporary Lynx wishes you Happy Valentine’s day. Here are some quirky, fun and unusual artworks on the theme of ‘love’. What’s your favourite Valentine’s Day masterpiece?
“Embroidered Heart”, Maja Kitajewska
In her work, Maja Kitajewska uses mainly sequins embroidery. Thanks to this technique, she can achieve the shining effect and give her objects a new dimension. The ‘Heart’ is made of glass embroidery and reminiscent of a human heart full of veins and vessels. The shiny object is sensitive to the changing light. The glow gives the impression of a ray of mystic breath. ‘Heart’ is full of contrasts/opposites where the fetish mixes with the mystic. In the result, the work is a sensual fusion closed in one object. Isn’t that akin to a perfect definition of love?
“Hands of the Table”, Agnieszka Grodzińska
Agnieszka Grodzińska works mainly in painting, drawing and installation. When asked about one of her intriguing works, the artist described it as: “The work “Hands on the table” (about 16 x 16 x 13 cm) consists of a small metal table and rubber finger pads.” The game’s scale makes the objects mistaken for condoms or they resemble them to the illusion. The object derived from a series of “Pedagogical objects” and is somehow a reverse of our first association. The artist undertakes a creative game with a traditional model of perceiving contemporary art. On Valentine’s Day we can stick to our first association.
“Relax & Luxus”, Maurycy Gomulicki
“Relax & Luxus” by Maurycy Gomulicki were two buoys anchored close to the shore near the legendary pier in Sopot. Created during the festival Art Loop in 2012, the work reminiscent light-pink breasts in a pop-art style. Both were gently floating near the shore of Sopot Pier – a popular summer “resort” – a place for recreation, leisure and entertainment. “Relax & Luxus” are about the entertainment and to enliven the post-seasonal atmosphere.
“Sick of Love?”, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski
For those who are sick of love take a closer look at the series of recent works by the surrealist painter Jakub Julian Ziółkowski. He created a series of vessels entitled ‘Sick of Love’ painted entirely, on the inside and the outside. The artist, known from his eclectic, emotional, rich in detail and symbolic paintings, this time has incorporated busy and grotesque imagery on vessels of different forms, transforming them into a receptacle for a cathartic purge. Well, it might be helpful to move on and fell in love again.