COLLAGE ON VIEW
Electrum: David Crunelle
virtual exhibition in Brussels, Belgium
16 April-12 May 2020
Brought to you by the COVID-19 social distancing measure, David Crunelle’s new series “Electrum” is displayed in a virtual gallery, accessible on the web and VR devices (Oculus, Vive, PSVR, GearVR, etc.). “Electrum” is a 50+ collage artwork exhibit questioning our relationship with religious and political icons, challenging our ability to distinguish these icons in pure forms from their complex and twisted alloy versions.
The collages in “Electrum” were made with Hindi divinity posters, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese communist propaganda posters, and Christian iconographies. These images are mixed with various lenticular cut outs and/or posters, 3D and flip (3mm thick PVC). Varnish and gold foil is added to increase the shiny, super glossy look. Most works are 15.8″x11.8″ unframed and are for sale, but due to COVID-19, are only available for shipment in the European Union. Crunelle writes, “The idea is to mix ‘ridiculous’ (in various ways) images together to make something nice and appealing, despite the cheap and laughable original aspect.”
The artist writes, “Includes all the drinks you have at home and a virtual selection of premium chips and snacks. No invitation required. Kid friendly. Dress code: casual homeworking.
(adapted from the artist’s press materials)
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Links will be available on 16 April 2020, starting at 6PM CEST (Noon EDT).