Big Gulp Lying, 2010
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Lately I have been a lot more stressed about the move to London than I thought I would be. I am actually forgetting to breathe sometimes. I forget things, loose things... There are just so much I want to do, so much to experience and so much to plan. Tomorrow I am even flying to Miami for the day to witness the buzz of the Art Basel Miami Beach, and of course I am very excited.
But I am feeling somehow a bit like my head and upper torso is missing as in "Big Gulp Lying". At first when I saw this piece I hated it, it made me feel sick. How dare he make such an incriminating piece? A sculpture of the lower body with a whole for the.... How wrong was I? I have learned plenty times that the pieces that repulse me the most can in fact be doing it for a very good reason, it might have something to say, It might just be very new, It might just be incredibly good?
At a closer look the "Big gulp lying" is actually a sweater with feet sticking out. Absurd yes!
Mental Pink, 2007
Jakob/Big Psycho VII, 2010
After learning a bit more about Erwin Wurm I find out that he is known for being humorous.
Slowly, I am leaving my repulsed self behind and looking at the art from a different perspective. Finding out that this man is playing with me, with us and yes it is new and different.
Me under LSD, 2010
New York Police Cap, 2010
The Police cap is huge, is it to show us how the rules are controlling us?
: to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one swallow
: to keep back as if by swallowing <gulp down a sob>
: to take in readily as if by swallowing <gulp down knowledge>
: to catch the breath as if in taking a long drink
With this I am trying to catch my breath and hope that I will not continue this day as headless and mindless as I have been "heading", find my lost iphone, and could I please just gulp down some more knowledge? I would like that.