Laurence Jenkell - Sculptor

Laurence Jenkell art comes to Baden-Baden

Laurence Jenkell art comes to Baden-Baden

Candy culture, Jenkell exhibits sweet sculptures at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

When is a craftsman an artist, or an artist a craftsman? Laurence Jenkell might pose this perennial question. Her pieces are the result of her experimental work with dripping, firing and casting materials until she hit upon her special way to manipulate plexiglass, it is certainly craftsmanship. In turn the material gave Jenkell a way to express herself, and so the artistic series of candy wrappings came to fruition.

Maybe the answer is in her intent, the acquired craft is Jenkell’s means of expression, rather than applied to something functional. Today her multi-coloured plexiglass ‘wrappers’ have become an icon of pop art and Jenkell is a prolific exhibitor on the contemporary stage. Her work is seen all around the world, from Venice OFF Biennale to Azerbaijan and recently it was selected to sweeten the mood at the G20 summit in Cannes. Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden is hosting an exclusive exhibition of her work that stands out in colourful contrast to the fresh green parkland.

Jenkell

Jenkell

‘Jenkellised’ wrapped sweets are now a global series, conceived in multicoloured hues, sixties swirls, gleaming chrome, matt marble, country flags and chequers. And she has evolved, at her studio in Alpes-Maritimes Jenkell played around with her plexiglass and through a series of twisting she arrived at a new creative orientation, a spiral of a DNA double helix. In turn her thoughts continued to the transience of life, ideas of escape, beauty and freedom and there her butterfly artwork was born, manifest in plexiglass, aluminium and bronze.

Jenkell

Jenkell

At Brenners Park Hotel & Spa a gold wrapped sweet shimmers against the reddening autumnal leaves, others loom deliciously in glossy orange and silvers, in surprising corners around the hotel.

Jenkell

Jenkell

For all art enquiries and details on commissions of Laurence Jenkell’s work please contact Martin Tonks on: art@edenbeing.com