Sweet, the sweetest exhibition
This consists of twenty one sculptures of almost three metres in height in the form of giant sweets. This French artist uses works of art as a way of transmitting concepts and desires. Through this exhibition Jenkell invites us to relive our childhood through one of its greatest symbols; a sweet. Hence, the contemplation of these giant sweets is linked to the memory of the pleasurable sensations that tasting the sweetness of a delicious sweet as it melted in our mouths provoked in all of us.
Formally, the sculptures are made in Plexiglas, a suitable material for achieving both the bright colours of the wrappings and the twists at their ends. In terms of her style, Jenkell’s work is clearly influenced by schools of art such as Pop Art, New Realism and the Nice School.
Laurence Jenkell was born in 1965 in Bourges. Her work is on permanent display in several countries around the world such as the United States, Germany, France and Venezuela in such prestigious galleries as the Opera Gallery, Addiction Gallery, De Buck Gallery or the Mansing Hamm-Rhyrern Gallery.
The exhibition is free of charge and can be seen until 14th October 2012.