Kraft, Masse, Raum, Zeit, Geometrie (after AR Penck)
Jesmonite, fiber glass, natural wax, stainless steel
22 × 32 × 12 cm
Edition of 7 copies, signed and numbered by the artist on a certificate
about this work
This edition is an idiosyncratic version of Aline Bouvy made of German painter AR Penck’s work with the same title. Bouvy imposed Penck’s formal language on a cluster of female breasts – including one pierced nipple.
about Aline Bouvy
Aline Bouvy’s multidisciplinary practice is a way of expressing her refusal to compromise and adapt to systems in our society which aim to regulate our longing, conforming it to the norms and values which shape that same society. Bouvy questions and denounces how the images we have of ourselves and of humanity are determined by this morality.
In this way, Bouvy is attracted to the non-conventional – not to fetishize elements from the margins of society, but from a wish to normalise what is considered out-of-bounds, and thereby adjusting the prevailing morality. In earlier works, Aline Bouvy used with images of stray dogs and weeds, or made bas-reliefs of anuses with phallic shapes stuck in them. The male nude is a recurrent motive in her work, again not as a fetish but rather a counterweight to the naked female body that seems to be everywhere, not only throughout art history but also in our contemporary visual culture.
Aline Bouvy questions how we handle contemporary cultural production and takes a stand against norms and values society imposes upon us.