Originally produced for the Apex Exhibition 2016, this was also exhibited at Unit London Gallery as part of the Hix award (see Balloon Dog II).
Is art no more than a commodity in today's society? Balloon Dog is an appropriation of Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (1994 - 2000). I have worked with sculpture, installation, and video to explore the commodification of art, value and the art market. By using inexpensive materials such as balloons and spray paint, I juxtapose the unbreakable and intimidating sculpture of Koons' Balloon Dog. The ephemerality of such materials allow the viewer to witness the deflation of the work over time, and in turn reveal unique details within the surface.
Balloon Dog (2016), Mixed media Installation, (Chipboard, Twisting Balloons, Spray Paint, Labels), H: 218cm x W: 275cm x L: 407cm