William Sweetlove

William Sweetlove
William Sweetlove has completed many public installations and exhibitions worldwide, including recent projects at Punta del Este Airport (Uruguay), the Museum of Natural Science (Turin, Italy), Kunstmuseum Boras (Sweden), Kasteel Gaasbeek (Brussels, Belgium) and along Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. CA. He thrives on the superficial, placing it in razor-sharp contrast to the sententious. Through a number of variations on the same theme he creates friction between the artificial and the substantial, completely obliterating the boundaries between toy and work of art. His world is a world in which poodles, giraffes and penguins are rendered into artifacts that unite Dadaism, surrealism and pop art in a common post-modernistic synthesis. The colorful dogs, cats, penguins, and crocodiles in primary colors and of different shapes and sizes in Sweetlove’s animal kingdom reflect a serious interest in the future of science and the environment. Each of his surreal creatures is a clone; they carry their own food supplies and other necessary items in the water bottles and backpacks that are strapped to their backs. They are all manifestations of Sweetlove’s concern with the climate change that could lead to a catastrophic decline in available food and drinking water.