Share the Recipe
Richard Scott shares his recipe with artist Riaan Vosloo and sponsors his up and coming exhibition POPSPEEL.
Richard is in the process of launching The Richard Scott Art Foundation and decide to get a head start and sponsor artist Riaan Vosloo.
Allowed me to play with his dolls
When I first saw the image of Glo Barbie, I stared at the image for some time. Was it déjà vu or some distant, deep action been brought to the surface? Riaan has managed to capture, and freeze, a moment of my past. Its like been given the opportunity, by a higher being, to step outside yourself and take a look at a happening in your past….. Like one of those frozen panoramic photographs, popular on current TV commercials.
The photographs have been executed with passionate precision. Riaan has painstakingly found the right composition, angle and moment in time, both in capturing his emotions and releasing this body of work.
I thought dolls were simple toys for children to play with, but Riaan has explored and found places I did not know existed. These close-ups expose the doll and the action of playing with the doll for what it really is. A complex human condition, passed from generation to generation; the notion that dolls are for girls and cars are for boys.
Riaan is allowing me to play with dolls. As a grown man, I can now release to pressure that has been capped for so long and play with his dolls. Better still, he has made it socially acceptable for me to do so.
I am also fascinated by the graphic execution and computer manipulation of the images. Riaan is not scared to play with his work and then present it on a platter for the art world to eat.
Say what you want, I enjoyed devouring these images, my eyes picked at the delicate soft vignettes, my mind absorbed the complexity of the condition.