Laurence JENKELL’s Candy Sculptures now at Canfin Gallery
Laurence Jenkell is famous for using candy in her sculptures. Jenkell studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Cannes painting composites, landscapes and portraits. Later, freed from academic life, Jenkell was inspired by fashion and industrial design, succeeding in integrating contemporary consumerism and industrial images and patterns into her work. Jenkell now masters a large range of bright, splendid, acidulous colors. Her work is twisted, lined and smoothly trimmed: transforming itself into new textures and forms. Jenkell’s sculptures depart from typical standards of candy sizes, with some large pieces. Jenkell’s never-ending power of imagination leads the viewers down a road of happiness and joy that reminds people all over the world of their favorite candy experiences. Moreover, the artist’s work stimulates purity and positivity through such childhood memories. Her work has been purchased by private collectors throughout the world and is on display in the Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta, USA and the Beijing Sunshine Museum in China.