Artist: Raphael van der Haegen
Title: Love you
Technique: Canvas / glitter / acrylic
Edition: 25 pieces worldwide
The artwork by artist Raphael van der Haegen, measuring 132x122cm, is made on canvas using glitter and acrylic paint. The edition is limited to 25 pieces worldwide.
The piece portrays cartoon characters Lola and Bugs Bunny walking and holding luxury brand shopping bags. They are dressed in luxurious clothing from some famous fashion brands. The composition is rich in details and colors, presenting vibrant patterns and textures that create a dynamic effect.
The artwork seems to be a critique of the culture of consumerism and excessive luxury, depicting iconic cartoon characters involved in a lifestyle that emphasizes the possession of branded material goods. The use of glitter adds a touch of glamor to the piece, while the choice of well-known characters from children’s media makes an allusion to the influence of media on the formation of values and behaviors.