Violet Skull

by Jacky Tsai,

The floral skull stems from evil and death, and represents fertility. A Pythagorean emblem of life and peace in a fertile ground which full of flowers, the ground of a rising path with fork roads to Good and Evil of the human society.

This work is a tribute to the legendary fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Ghosts Underground

Ghosts Underground

by Livio Scarpella

The work of Italian contemporary artist Livio Scarpella turns good and evil into delicacy. This group of sculptures, named “Ghosts Underground”, depicts lost souls anguishing beneath the effect of a thin veil. Scarpella’s interest in this subject was inspired by a trip to the Sansevero Chapel in Naples, home to Antonio Corradini’s “Veiled Christ”. Before that time, he mostly exhibited paintings for a decade. By mixing influences of Rococo sculptors like Corradini with modern iconography, Scarpella explores a struggle with religious faith. He couples his “blessed” and “damned” figures with light and dark colored mineral rocks, like amethyst and quartz, inside the chest. They are hardened hearts that embody the ghost hidden within.

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