面包手袋,加拿大蒙特利尔,Chloe Wise

像“5号煎饼”、“莫斯奇诺英式松饼”和“路易威登法棍”这样的名字,你可能会认为美国艺术家克洛伊•怀斯(Chloe Wise)的雕塑是烘焙的名牌产品。它们实际上是涂有油漆的塑料-聚氨酯结构,并以半开玩笑的双关语销售。

怀斯于1990年出生于蒙特利尔,他的成名可谓是昙花一现。她毫不在乎、网络友好的艺术作品与千禧年的人不亦乐乎,她在Instagram上的粉丝越来越多(撰写本文时为101k),这是她受欢迎的一个标志。迄今为止,她已在欧洲和美国的多家画廊展出过作品,传播她高度讽刺的艺术。“我所有的作品……都是雕塑和喜剧的结合,”她解释道。闪闪发光的卫生棉条、颇具讽刺意味的自画像,以及大量模仿风格的视频和雕塑,使她的投资组合充满活力。
但真正让她出名的是她的“面包袋”系列。早在2014年,该系列就推出了包、手包、手提袋和钱包,并进行了明智的改造。怀斯用塑料聚氨酯将她的配件雕刻成一堆煎饼、打结的小圆面包和法式长棍面包的铸件。然后,她会用芝麻籽、金链子和非常重要的设计师品牌等调味品来装饰模特。油画被用来覆盖这些碎片,使它们看起来很逼真。当女演员印迪亚•梅纽兹(India Meneuz)穿着怀斯(Wise)的百吉饼出席香奈儿(Chanel)的派对时,这些包成了头条新闻。这款包原本打算挂在画廊的墙上,但它从功能失调的艺术品变成了一种时尚宣言,带有尖锐的社会评论。怀斯将面包的流行形象作为“地位和财富的象征(想想‘养家糊口的人’或‘面团’这个词的用法),”她解释道。因此,在这部喜剧的背后,怀斯的袋子指出了暴饮暴食和时尚之间的关系,并将易腐烂的糕点、烘焙食品和一次性扔掉的奢侈时尚物品进行了对比。

With names like ‘Pancake No.5’, ‘Moschino English Muffin’ and ‘Louis Vuitton Baguette’ you could be forgiven for thinking that American artist Chloe Wise’s sculptures were baked designer goods. They are in fact plastic-urethane structures covered with oil paint and marketed with tongue-in-cheek puns.

Born in Montreal in 1990, Wise has had a pretty meteoric rise to fame. Her no-shits-given, internet friendly artwork chimes with millenials and her growing following on Instagram (101k at the time of writing) is a mark of her popularity. To date, she has exhibited in galleries across Europe and the U.S., spreading her highly satirical art. “All of my work… is a combination of sculpture and comedy,” she explains. Glittery tampons and ironic self-portrait paintings along with a plethora of parody-style videos and sculptures make her portfolio dynamic.
But what really put her on the map was her ‘Bread Bags’ collection. Launched back in 2014, the collection features bags, clutches, totes, and purses that have been given the Wise makeover. Using plastic urethane, Wise sculpts her accessories into stacks of pancakes, knotted buns, and castings of baguettes. She then adorns the models with flavorings such as sesame seeds, gold chains, and the all-important designer label. Oil paint is used to cover the pieces, making them look realistic. The bags became headline news when actress India Meneuz arrived at a Chanel bash donning one of Wise’s bagel based treats. Originally intended as a piece to be hung on a gallery wall, the bag went from dysfunctional art piece to being a fashion statement, with a pointed societal comment. Wise uses the popular image of bread as “a symbol for status and wealth (think ‘the breadwinner’ or the use of the term ‘dough’),” she clarifies. So underneath the comedy, Wise’s bags point to the relationship between gluttony and fashion, drawing parallels between the perishable nature of pastries, baked foods and luxury fashion items that are used once and cast aside.

Author: Chloe Wise
Project: Bread Bags
Photography: © Chloe Wise