The statue of David created by the well-known artist Pasta Oner can be seen as part of the permanent exhibition in the shopping center Galerie Teplice. It is a work of art of extraordinary dimensions and its ambition is to become one of the cultural landmarks of the city Teplice.
The work (David, 2019, mixed art) refers to Michelangelo Buonarroti's famous Renaissance sculpture "David" from 1501-1504.
In his rendition, the author Pasta Oner tries to bring the work to the present and uses several elements to do so. At first glance, you can see that the hand gestures have been significantly changed, and in addition, David is carrying a donut on his shoulder. It is a pop culture- postmodern symbolism of today.
A donut is basically a pastry full of sugar, which nowadays we use in excess and can create a certain kind of addiction, which we can observe, for example, in children. Even a very young child is able to recognize the typical shape of a donut. The surface treatment of this 225 cm high work consists of a cluster of colors applied using sprays and referring to the street art past of the author. In this context, the work does not seek to criticize our consumer society. It is only a memento of the times in which we live.
The shopping center is a temple of today, and the placement of the statue thus resonates with the work shifted to the present.