Gild the Lily (Caribbean Azulejo). Gild the Lily (Caribbean Azulejo) , is an exploration of displacement, diaspora, colonization, and change.The juxtaposed images of Caribbean flora and Azulejo tile - which stem from Arabic roots - represent cultivation and craft-making and serve as a metaphor for beauty, class, race, and landscape. The piece presents a lavish and melancholic visual hybrid language about history, culture and architecture.
Gild the Lily (Caribbean Azulejo) , 2019. Limited Edition Release of 200. 8 Color, Hand-Pulled Screen Print with spot UV-gloss Varnish. Mohawk Superfine UltraWhite, 130 lb cover.
Signed and numbered by the Artist. Known for his multi-disciplinary practice whose work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of craft, ritual, beauty, spirituality, identity and its relationship to art history and the institution. Born to a Puerto-Rican family, Rolóns background allows the artist to explore personal ideas which directly deal with questions of inclusion, aspiration and cultural identity. Often connecting childhood memories, the artist bore witness to the ways in which households have adapted to new American middle-class lifestyles with homes, walls and furniture adorned with ephemera of color, texture, patterns and items brought into the home to create a sense of longing.It is from here Rolón takes inspiration and transforms these vantage points producing a hybrid language of exuberant flora paintings, sculpture, social practice and site-specific installations composed of diverse materials that offer opportunities for self-reflection, rich symbolism and community engagement, bridging the divide between public and private. Rolón explores how cultivated settings and social barriers operate and its relationship to postcolonial spaces. The work is at once melancholic, excessive and exuberant, poised somewhere between celebration and regret. Inviting the viewer to engage in discourse and discussion. Project Backboard renovates public outdoor basketball courts and collaborates with artists and communities to create and install large scale works of art on the court surface using sports specific color coatings.
Outdoor basketball courts are at the heart of public parks which are central to a vibrant community. By including "museum quality" works of art on basketball court surfaces Project Backboard makes public parks busier, safer, cleaner and more inviting to families and young women. Project Backboard has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Dezeen, Oprah Magazine, and Franchise.
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This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "project_backboard" and is located in Irvine, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.