Han van Wetering, ‘No. 94 Giorgetta Livorno’, 2014, Chamber
Han van Wetering, ‘No. 94 Giorgetta Livorno’, 2014, Chamber
Han van Wetering, ‘No. 94 Giorgetta Livorno’, 2014, Chamber

Figures sneer, twist, struggle, cry and roll about laughing. Since their identities are left obscure, Van Wetering's characters try to reveal themselves, turning themselves inside out, entrails exposed. "Giorgetta Livorno's" raw intensity can be interpreted as a visceral embodiment of creation - the confusion of the process and gut-wrenching embarrassment of showing the final product.
The sculpture looks like it was built up in layers before finally being glazed. Drowning in paint, "Giorgetta Livorno" equally stands for what it's like to be consumed or even deceived by art.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands

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