CEDRIC, THE RETURN OF POP ART

Pop art is back. The Belgian artist Cedric proves this with his reinterpretations of the most iconic works of art from pop art culture. “My interest in the perception of luxury brands is clearly reflected in my work. Accessible art with a major fun factor: turning a masterpiece into something iconic.” Cedric is hanging with his work in The Gallery this week. Image: Cedric Art

Dom Pérignon

“My most famous work is the interpretation of the Dom Pérignon bottle. Very recognizable, clean and iconic: this painting became famous due to the lawsuit filed by Dom Pérignon. The billion-dollar company went for the protection of trademark law, I myself went for the protection of freedom of expression. After years of legal battle, the Belgian judge decided not to take a position on this and the case was considered by six judges in the Benelux Court of Appeal. They vindicated my point of view.”

Love by Louis Vuitton

“What started with a small statue that was also on display at Masters of LXRY last year has now evolved into a version of more than three meters high. The processing of a thousand kilos of Corten steel ensures that an image has been created that people can enjoy for many generations to come. It is a reinterpretation of the Love statue by Robert Indiana, fifty years after its design. In all those years, no artist has created an innovative take on this classic. A sculpture of our time that has become a classic.”

Marilyn 2020

“The year 2020 will always be etched in our memories. The exceptional situation gave me new inspiration and led to the design of the 'Marilyn 2020'. At the beginning of this year, no one could have predicted that we would experience a lockdown like this. This painting reflects the difficult situation we have to go through. With a nod to one of the greatest art classics, I hope to make people think about quality of life. We realize now more than ever that the daily stress and fast-paced life is not the most important. We should try to enjoy every day and art plays a big role in that.”

Take a look

The Belgian artist will open his new summer gallery from Saturday June 13 to early September near the Dutch border on the coast in Knokke. Cedric himself will be present in the gallery every day, so it is definitely worth a visit: Dumortierlaan 35, Knokke.

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