Tuesday, 23 February 2016

KAWS and Effect.



Today we took a road trip! 

We decided to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which is about an hour and a half away from where we live. The park consists of huge grounds full of beautiful scenery, a lake and many streams with quirky little bridges crossing them. There were also lots of random buildings within the grounds including a grand hall, a downtrodden little boathouse and a chapel. The ground was really boggy when we went so make sure to wear your wellies! 

The Sculpture Park is currently home to an exhibition by KAWS. KAWS is a Brooklyn based artist specialising in pop art through the mediums of sculptures, graphics and paintings to name but a few. He has worked with various brands including Nike, Vans and Kanye West and it is his first UK museum exhibition.  There is an area of open air sculptures and a further exhibition indoors. 

We took Pepper with us so could only look at the part of the exhibition which was outside but that was enough to leave us in awe! It consisted of huge sculptures of cartoon like figures made from various materials. The imposing figures were oddly familiar and reminded me of Mickey Mouse with their dungarees and large heads! Despite this however, in contrast to the comforting familiarity of this Disney character, the figures also had a feeling of darkness to them with their crosses for eyes and odd stances. There wasn't much info provided to explain the concept behind the figures and when I tried to do some research on good old Google, I found that KAWS wasn't very forthcoming with his inspiration, choosing to let people take from the sculptures their own individual interpretations. It was definitely a cool day out and seeing the six figures dominate the beautiful landscape is definitely worth the trip to see! 

















What do you think? 

KT xo. 




10 comments:

  1. Wow those sculptures are HUGE! Or maybe the people are just far away....they are certainly interesting anyway. #abitofeverything

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    1. They were just huge!
      Amazing to see :)

      Thanks for the comment

      KT xo.

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  2. What amazing statues, certainly photo worthy from your road trip. #abitofeverything

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    1. Thanks for the comment! There were definitely some great photo opportunities!

      KT xo.

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  3. Lovely pictures! The sculptures do look amazing! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

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    1. It was such a good day out!
      Thanks for the comment :)

      KT xo.

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  4. Oh my I need to go here! I love sculptures xx www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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