Clown (STAR PATRICK)
For the POP AIR exhibition, Claire Ashley creates an installation consisting of three inflatable painted sculptures. Inspired by popular culture, the artist immerses herself in the alienated universe of the cartoon SpongeBob, in images of alien and imaginative landscapes, and again in the Star Trek series. Her references also come from the natural world: bioluminescent elements, northern lights and jellyfish are also part of her repertoire.
“I encourage the others’ sense of wonder and curiosity by welcoming people into a bizarre, extraterrestrial, totally kitschy world.”
Born in Scotland, Claire Ashley lives and works in Chicago, USA.
Famous for her very colorful inflatable sculptures, which she conceives as monumental creatures in bright tones. The artist designs pop and burlesque Artworks combining extravagant forms and attitudes. Today he teaches at the contemporary practices department of the Chicago Art Institute in the United States.