GIFTLESS BOWS


Giftless bow, silver

Stainless steel 

55 x 60 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Giftless bow, red

Stainless steel 

60 x 80 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Giftless bow, silver

Stainless steel 

70 x 80 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Giftless bow

Stainless steel 

76 x 80 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Giftless bow, black mat

Stainless steel 

80 x 80 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Giftless bow, green

Stainless steel 

55 x 60 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Giftless bow, silver

Stainless steel 

100 x 70 cm

© Laurent La Gamba

2016

Context

About the project


The giftless bows series presents gift bows without gifts.

 

The bows are presented plainly and horizontally on a wall or on a plinth as an exhibit and are not attached to any particular function and are in all cases stripped from their link to gift-giving.

"Pandemonium of Versatile Objects"

 

The Giftless bows 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")