CLAES OLDENBURG

 

Soft Sculpture
Claes Oldenburg, Floor Burger 1962
Claes Oldenburg, Two Cheeseburgers with Everything 1962

Claes Oldenburg caved a new path in sculpture by using fabric, which created a soft and cushion-y effect. The food here is contemporary and in particular the two cheeseburgers could be seen with connotations of erotica. Soft and colourful these sculptures were completely innovating and with their colossal scale they really do jump out at you. His sculpture infuses humour, the food included in his sculptures are mostly ‘treat’ foods such as cake and fast food. In my own work, I want to take this type of food and possibly using cloth along with other mediums create a bulging, oozing with extras this food I recreate will show connotations of sexual arousal, particularly feminine sexuality.

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lilypadx

18 years old, first year fine art student in Cardiff :)

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