The Slovenian artist Evgen Čopi Gorišek and AllRightsReserved have joined forces. The two have connected for the first time to showcase the artist’s ‘Sweet Jane’ as a bronze sculpture. The collaboration piece mimics the portraiture, offering a similar aesthetic with a new allure thanks to the use of alloy. Gorišek is known for creating works in graffiti and child-like patterns.
He infuses everyday references and pop culture, while these unique smiles offer a sense of humor and mystery. “People are always smiling, but deep down, they are upset, disappointed, and angry; they just used to hide it,” said Gorišek. ‘Sweet Jane’ measures 300 x 189 x 116 mm, and only 23 editions were created. Each piece is signed, numbered, and housed in a wooden box embellished with inky sketches from the artist. Gorišek added, “Smile is complicated.” He continued to say, “It always spreads happiness and expresses oneself, but sometimes it can be a mask to hide your innermost being. Most of us, even me, sometimes is hard to speak from the heart; that’s the reason I always put on a smiley face when I create.”
The online draw for the limited-edition Sweet Jane is now open on the DDT Store from now until June 27th. Don’t miss out. Take a closer look at the sculpture in the images and enter today. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more outstanding art coming soon.
Photos via AllRightsReserved