November 3, 2017

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Chengyu Liu

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Love Poems from an Artist

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There is an artist who is very romantic like a poet. In his exhibitions, security won’t tell you to stay away from the art. They would tell you “try one.” This artist is Felix Gonzalez-Torres (November 26, 1957 – January 9, 1996). Gonzalez-Torres was a Cuban-born American visual artist. He was …

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There is an artist who is very romantic like a poet. In his exhibitions, security won’t tell you to stay away from the art. They would tell you “try one.” This artist is Felix Gonzalez-Torres (November 26, 1957 – January 9, 1996). Gonzalez-Torres was a Cuban-born American visual artist. He was famous for his minimal installations and sculptures with different materials, like candies, clocks, and light balls. Ross Laycock was his biggest inspiration whom he met when he moved to New York. Ross was also the artist’s romantic partner.

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Gonzalez did his famous candy projects for Ross. You can imagine how sweet and happy they were at that time. He was in love and wanted people to feel what he felt.

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This is his smallest piece of candy artworks, after his father died in 1991. Only a few candies are there lying quietly on the handkerchief, that belonged to his father.

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This is another love poem that Gonzalez did for Ross. He created these two clocks to resemble two perfect lovers. They are right next each other, following each other no matter what. Gonzalez did this clock artwork when Ross found out that he contracted AIDS. At that time, this artwork was to comfort him.

In most of Felix’s works, he preferred to use light balls that have soft light and soft colors. His works are like his love and memories: gentle, warm and quiet. He expressed love, death, and politics in such a  romantic way, by using like papers, light balls, and curtains. These materials he used are familiar items we see every day in our lives.

Last but not least, all love in the world is equal and beautiful.

“Love is love,” said Gonzalez, “I never stop from loving Ross, even he is not here anymore.”

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