Still Alive No. 1, 2016
Giclée print mounted on aluminum
36 x 29.4 in / 91.4 x 74.7 cm, framed
Edition of 3
Made in collaboration with Aiala Hernando
Courtesy Addie Wagenknecht and bitforms gallery, New York
Wagenknecht’s Still Alive series examines Dutch Golden Age still life from a contemporary perspective. Incorporating soda cans, sweets, and prescription pills into floral arrangements, the compositions are re-imaginings of the still life genre imbued with humor and cynicism. Objects of consumption, addiction, and pleasure—all of which are symbolic of everyday vices—become memento mori.