Tentang Karya :
Ukuran : 90 x 60 cm
Media : Mix Media Oil + Acrylic on Canvas
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.
Perfectly sculpted faces that elicit an awkward sense of ennui gilded in capacitated fascination, on top of a dainty figure dressed in exuberant costumes with nuances stretching from head to toe. Few may draw comparisons between these pieces and Russian Matryoshka dolls, also known as tea or stacking dolls, they are wooden ornaments that open up only to reveal an identical stature inside. They symbolise fertility and fecundity, the smallest doll representing a family's seed or sprout.Every doll may pose different connotations or associations, from the great Mexican artist of late Frida Kahlo to Hibari Misora of Japan, the dolls plastered onto this wall here may represent something different to each individual passerby. All the while, the artistic mastermind behind these pieces having been inspired by something much more simple: his daughter. These pieces are a metaphor for not only fecundity but growth, each piece having been beleagured with ideas from different artists or heroes of the past, Bebe (the artist) hopes to instill these characterstics unto his child for the sake of a fruitful future to come treading contemporary issues in contemporary footwear. Be it Sora, Bebe's daughter, or whomever the mind pleases, these pieces serve as a portal allowing us to live vicariously through our little matryoshka doll.