Automotive splendor


Car radiator

Car radiator and stainless steel bow 

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Exhaust pipe

Exhaust pipe and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Car alternator 

Car alternator and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016



Air filter

Car air filter and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Exhaust pipe

Exhaust pipe and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Car radiator,

Car radiator and stainless steel bow 

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016



 Cardan shaft

Cardan shaft and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Exhaust pipe

Exhaust pipe and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016



Context

About the project



The Automotive splendor gifts series reflects the artist's passion for cars and shows, according to the same principle, damaged car parts all coated with a coloured knot made of stainless steel.

 

 

"Pandemonium of Versatile Objects"

 

The Automotive spendor gifts series is one facet of  "Pandemonium of Versatile Objects".

 

Laurent La Gamba’s most recent project is a series of sculptures/ installations. Entitled Pandemonium of Versatile Objects this project explores mass production and consumerism and the role they play in formulating memories and identity, through the visual coding of celebratory gift bows.

 

The Pandemonium of Versatile Objects series began in 2016 and is divided into several chapters. It plays on the precariousness, the obsolescence of objects and their possible regeneration through art. Producing a highly aestheticized and tuned down vision made of glossy paper and shiny ribbons, which often evoke both childhood and pleasure but also mass production and consumer society at large; this project also, depending on the works, conveys a deep feeling of embarrassment and discomfort (e.g "Anti-gifts series" or "Mourning bows series")