CHEAP GOLD SLICES


Group of worksCheap Gold SlicesArtistSebastian SchagerMediaGold leaf, cast ceramics, acrylic paintMaterialsPlastic cast figuresDimensions10-25cm Year2018Edition1Photo © kunst-dokumentation.com


In the work series “Cheap-Gold”, Sebastian Schager unites a pair of opposites, bringing together commodities and a material symbolizing wealth and consistency. Gold is omnipresent in the work of the Viennese artist and opens up many questions about evaluating things and eternity / immortality. For the exhibition “Holy S …” at Jan Arnold Gallery Vienna the artist focuses on religious themed 1€ shop figures, each in itself a testimony of a free markets consumer conformity. Among the found plastic cast objects there are angels in a yoga pose, one sitting on a lotus flower or a Crucifix shipped to Austria from China. Due to the demand of a mixed up world eclectic hybrids have emerged. Through sawing these cute, market-conform creatures in pieces, a space of tension is opened up. The disassembly requires re-assembling by the viewer. A puzzle game which triggers a reconsideration of the object, by which the desire of understanding emerges. Each cut reveals a new truth and the inner glow of the objects around us, even if one can buy this crap for only one euro… Holy S…