Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For $38, purchase your own digital copy of Yinka Shonibare's "The Last Supper Exploded"

SEDITION
In Shonibare’s digital version of "The Last Supper Exploded" for Sedition, the artist animates his sculptures and raises the work’s visual impact to a further level of the grotesque.
Yinka Shonibare MBE’s "The Last Supper Exploded" is based on a sculpture of the same name first on view at the artist’s solo show Pop! at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, 2013. The exhibition’s main themes explored corruption, excess and debauchery in contemporary society, with particular reference to the most recent on-going economic crisis. In "The Last Supper Exploded," Shonibare investigates the worship of luxury goods and the reckless behaviour of in particular the financial industry by paying art historical homage to one of humanity’s best known artworks: Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper." In Shonibare’s digital version of "The Last Supper Exploded" for Sedition, the artist animates his sculptures and raises the work’s visual impact to a further level of the grotesque. [Purchase]