- Coloured concrete poured into PVC foil form that hardens upside down.
The „Inflated Dreams“ project is a series of sculptures that challenge traditional perceptions of what concrete can be used for in the realm of contemporary art. By pouring pigmented concrete into pet foil forms, these sculptures create a glossy and polished surface, which can be understood as a representation of the superficiality of our current societal systems. The use of pet foil forms also serves as a commentary on the relationship between art and consumerism, and the societal pressure to conform to mass-produced ideals.
This project can be understood through the lens of contemporary philosophers and art theorists such as Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault, whose theories provide a framework for understanding the societal issues that the sculptures address. Baudrillard argues that in a post-industrial society, the distinction between reality and its representation has become blurred. The sculptures can be seen as a reminder that our current societal systems are often a facade, a representation of something that is not real.
Michel Foucault’s theory of power and knowledge can also be applied, as they comment on the ways in which societal power structures shape our perceptions of beauty, art, and culture. The use of pet foil forms in the project serves as a commentary on the relationship between art and consumerism and the societal pressure to conform to mass-produced ideals.
The sculptures serve as a reminder that societal power structures often limit our ability to see the beauty and value in diverse perspectives and cultures.
Overall, the „Inflated Dreams“ project presents a thought-provoking and visually striking exploration of the potential of concrete as a medium for contemporary art. The project continues the legacy of artists such as Hans Arp, Henry Moore, Richard Serra, and Dan Graham.