20.05.2012 by Roisin McGuire
The world of vinyl toys has taken an epic upsurge of late and it has just been topped with this new piece entitled Pierced by Parra for Kidrobot. 10" tall and a Limited Edition of 300 items and priced at $150.
We love the use of matt and gloss vinyl to make Parra's signature highly saturated, minimal colour scheme pop! We also love the theme of the piece and that it is designed to be viewed from different angles to portray different meaning.
"Inspired by the melodramatic cover art of romance novels and based on his original silkscreen artwork, Dutch artist Parra has crafted Pierced, a 10-inch tall vinyl sculpture that has no front or back, telling its story in the round. Using his signature post-Pop imagery and highly saturated colors with contrasting matte and gloss finishes, Parra depicts two figures entwined and suspended in a dramatic dance of passion and pain, revealing multiple levels of love.
From one angle, the scene is an ecstatic and intimate moment between lovers. A fiery embrace. Change your view, and a brutal display of empowerment is revealed. A clothed man impales a nude woman’s neck." Kidrobot