16 July 2007

Damien Hirst trips over a diamond the size of his head and dies

Irony and death are two of a number recurring motifs not only in
PIEK!'s work but also in art history in general, and in this special
edition PIEK! has introduced it into another area of their oeuvre.
The technique applied is simple, but the outcome implies complex
ideas about mortality and the history of mankind, and although these
works deny a specific anthropological or historical reading, the
results are compelling, being celebratory and seductive, as well as
ominous and haunting.