Paola Pivi is an Italian artist which contemporary art consists in sweet and colourful audacious polar bear sculptures. Those were our selected works for today!
From a distance, these adorable fluorescent bears in hues of magenta, electric blue, and lime green look life-like. However, before PETA starts throwing a fit about animal cruelty, Pivi clarifies that they are not real. Instead, they are made with urethane foam, plastic, and encrusted with chicken feathers. To achieve the uncanny bear resemblance, Pivi collaborated closely with a Canadian taxidermist to sculpt them into their quirky postures.
“I want to achieve the best,” said Pivi. “When his [the taxidermist’s] hands are better than mine, I want to ask him if I can use his hands.”
The artist participated in several expositions in worldwide galleries. Pivi continues her tradition of letting viewers assemble their own meaning of the pieces they encounter in the installation.
“Deep in the core there is something similar in all of us, said Pivi. “When we make art, we can communicate on that level.”
Paola Pivi makes causeless events that extricate our idea of time at a time when so many Italian artists make interventions into space and culture but not so much time.
Like a wig on a porthole, I mean a portal…she makes works like a donkey on a floating dinghy without phototshop, and a bunch of people in safety suits all running round on piles of dirt inside a building. I don’t really understand what any of it’s about. It has a feeling of familiar pleasure and some of it looks like an advertisement for something that hasn’t been advertised yet.
See also Melting animals by Takeshi Kawano HERE!