Redemption II (2020)

Panadol, plastic pill vial

Ø 1.5cm x 8 cm

editions of 30

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Redemption II combines religious symbols with pharmaceuticals, by casting the powdered pills, cast into heads of Buddha and sold in bottles. The work raises a question: In the context of modern commercial marketing, are religion and art also commodities? The artist evokes the dual symbolism of the elevation of medical science to the religion of the new era on the one hand, and the degradation of religion into a commercial accessory on the other.