The work “Chip Thrills” is the answer to the problem in which society is the widowed female rhino. A drama that may be too common in a society where prostitution is the effect of the need to live without help. Thus, the character is like Frankenstein, a bottomless form, a body without a soul, decomposed and rusted in place, mutilated by the reality in which she lives and who chooses to give up the much-desired horn, the element for which her species no longer exists. The ring in her nostrils is the stigma of the modern person, raped by the system, who wants to become integrated into the current society, into chaos. The ego is the one that needs the most food. The nose ring may also be seen as a symbol of slavery and obedience… or adornment? That is up to the viewer.
L 90cm / W 70cm / H 170cm
*Note: because each piece is 100% unique & hand made, dimensions may vary slightly.
Cheap Thrills: is limited to 8 editions +2 AP.
Each piece is signed by the artist and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
Resin, Iron, Pigment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Radu Panait represents the 3rd generation of artist of his family; starting from his grandfather, who was also a renowned Romanian sculptor.
The artist draws his inspiration from the earliest myths of hybrids between man and animal. Fables that are present around the globe and date back to antiquity. The mythological creatures are either the direct product of the divine, or the offsprings of gods or warrior created to obey by the commandment of the divine.
This creative process fascinated the artist and pushed him in this scientific-artistic experiment, by creating his own hybrid entities. Creatures subject of sharing the same rules and fragile existante of mortal humans, in contrast to a superior being.
This zoomorphic metamorphosis, mirrors the modern man who is moving further and further away from the origins that created him. The vanity, the thirst for knowledge and the need for power, is growing stronger in front of the natural, and of the spiritual side.