Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

28 Jul 2017

Alicedelic Collages: Fit 2: Intertextuality - Wolfe von Lenkiewicz


Fit 2: Intertextuality


Wolfe von Lenkiewicz (UK, 2011)
Oil paintings.



Lenkiewicz, Pablo Picasso and John Tenniel.


  “I have a wonderful idea, let’s change the subject”. 


Wolfe von Lenkiewicz is an English contemporary artist who employs well-known imagery to create startling new forms that appear strangely familiar to the viewer – “re-sequencing” iconic works into contemporary pieces. He creates ambiguous compositions that question the originality of an art work, also deconstructing the hierarchies of art history discourses.

In a powerful series called “I have a wonderful idea, let’s change the subject” Alice is invited to this provoking game. His huge oil paintings are not literal collages, by keep to its principle by merging Tenniel’s pictures with recreations of great paintings by artists such as Michelangelo, Francis Bacon and Picasso. Facing his Tenniel-esque cubist girl, it came into my mind how much Humpty Dumpty’s challenge to Alice can also call a procedure that defies domesticated bodies tied to artistic conventions. These alicedelic pictures reveal its potency in a magnificent and disturbing journey into Alice’s metamorphic body, opening doors for the eternal cycle of death and rebirth, creation and transformation.

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