The Sweet Life
Lollipops remind us about naughty and careless childhood when we crave for sweets. Bright colors of the sculptures celebrate life and bring smiles. I overstate candies that lure, charm, tease, disarm and surprise. Through the use of scale, color, and intensity in the forms, the lollipops we take for granted become aesthetically pleasing and seductive in atypical ways. My colorful, entertaining and impeccably produced lollipops activate the cravings people have for the things that give them pleasure and force them to surrender The sensual nature of the works stimulates basic human needs that generate desires and passion, they show society’s striving to fulfillment and happiness through possession of things that ends in dependency.
Welcome to the world of Elena Bulatova, the pioneering Russian-born artist now dominating contemporary art in Palm Springs, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as showing work throughout the world in private and public collections based in Australia, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, many European countries and, of course, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Portland, and Seattle.
Elena's signature lollipops have reshaped the expectations of contemporary art. Her "Sweet Life" series has grown from modestly sized pieces about 21" tall, to over 4' tall, and now even 15' tall. These pieces build on the legacy of Claes Oldenberg and Andy Warhol in their larger than life size, electric color, and pure defining-the-moment uniqueness of the contemporary human experience. Whether dripping over the edge of pedestal, or placed perfectly on your counter, these pieces are sure to start countless conversations, bring pure joy, and brighten any home or commercial space. A recent collector adds, “They’re lovely. I'm a big fan of the metallic blue and hot pink, personally!”
The Sweet Life