Seven Deadly Sins
Curated by Martina Corbetta
Scope_801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Date: December 4th 2018/December 9th 2018
Opening: Tuesday December 4th 2018 @4PM
Laurina Paperina describes herself as a “duck with a human head” who “doesn’t want to make serious art”. Most of Laurina‘s production is about the representation of spoof contemporary heroes, icons of the Eighties and Nineties. Through her cartoon-style characters and the use of irony, the artist analyzes worlds such as art, politics, religion and pop culture, reflecting on the demands of today’s world.
All of Laurina’s distinctive elements can be found in a single large work, her largest project: The Seven Deadly Sins – Envy, Sloth, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath and Pride. The artist had been working on the sequence for 8 months. Each canvas – measuring 145x125cm – represents one of the sin and each one of them is the result of a precise and refined study.
Within the seven canvases we find references inspired by every aspect of our time. Contemporary art – Love, by Maurizio Cattelan – modern art – Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Manet – politics – Donald Trump – cinema – Pulp Fiction – television – Game of Thrones – and 11 religions – Pope Francis – can all be considered sources of inspiration for the artist. Laurina Paperina, the artist, tries to express her own point of view on the world, gathering together different figures.
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