Artist: Diederik van Apple
Title: Show me love
Technique: Aluminum / high gloss resin
Edition: 7 pieces worldwide
The artwork “Show me love” created by artist Diederik van Apple is a unique piece that utilizes modern art techniques to create a stunning visual impact. With dimensions of 115x115cm, it is made of aluminum and high gloss resin.
The piece portrays the iconic figure of Mickey Mouse against a backdrop of various dollar bills. In addition to Mickey, we can also see characters such as Goofy, Minnie, and Daisy Duck as if they were being arrested.
The combination of the Disney character with money is a reference to the culture of consumerism and capitalism, which often devalues the real value of things in favor of monetary value. The artwork suggests that, in our society, money can be a form of imprisonment, limiting our true potential.
The use of aluminum and high gloss resin creates a mirrored effect that amplifies the depth of the artwork, giving the sensation that the figure of Mickey and the secondary characters are floating in an infinite space. The edition of “Show me love” is limited to only 7 pieces, which adds exclusivity and value to the artwork.