Gypsberg & Goguesev (Switzerland) is a Swiss artists duo. They started working together on monumental fun projects where playful figures were taken to another dimension through their size, very much like the works of contemporary artists in fashion: Big, bigger, the biggest seems to be the actual trend in contemporary sculpture. Their work has a social connotation but the message goes through with a malicious wink. It doesn’t impose on the viewer, only making suggestions.
SORRY is a huge inflatable rocket in PVC. She landed and took off according to her mood, at first on the lake, took off again and landed on a ski slope then on the golf course. Her white plastic hull bears the word Sorry in big black letters: the rocket apologizes for our errors, our arrogance towards our planet, for our uncontrolled wastes, for our lack of judgement, for the way we interfere in our universe – sorry!
Nikki is the second work of Gypsberg & Goguesev, a monumental unicorn. Although also a horse, she places herself at the opposite of Urban Rodeo. The material used for the hull is here again PVC, a synthetic material by all means, in total contradiction with wood, one of Mother Nature’s basics. The unicorn is impressive, she is huge, more than 13m high: big, bigger, the biggest – that his her motto! She is playful, a fairy object. Nikki looks like a huge baby horse painted in chewing gum colors, pink and bright yellow. Sitting on her big pink tail, her almond-shaped eyes lined up with long black lashes, she seems to be waiting for a sign to jump up and continue her cavalcade. A wink to the child in everyone of us. Despite her gigantic size she has an innocent look.