[January 11 2019]
“Thirsty, then boosted” depicts the process of white flower petals soaking up the pigments contained in colorful sports drinks until the plants become red, orange, purple, green…
The result is a colorful series where the natural and the artificial merge beyond good and evil.
Like kids on ecstasy in a techno club celebrating the end of the world, the flowers mirror an ambiguous yet contemporary feeling, a kind of optimistic spleen – like Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal in the age of energy drinks.
By Berlin-based artist CORNELIUS DE BILL BABOUL.