Gorilla!!!

Drone R'Us

On the surface, Gorilla!!! is some tape, stenciled paper, a pedestal, and a drawing. In the abstract, Gorilla!!! is an investigation into the evolutionary process of art and the mysterious nature of the artists’ mind. Through the use of semiotics, the current geopolitical climate, and a large public platform; Gorilla!!! challenges the viewers’ notions of what is art? why did they do this? who are these people? why am I here? why do I care? Gorilla!!! is comprised of two main elements; a series of images inspired by 1950’s era propaganda posters, and a pedestal with a drawing of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. In a top hat. Gorilla!!! seeks to generate a discourse on the nature of contemporary art, world events, and ArtPrize itself.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 12'
  • Medium: Sculpture/Mixed
  • Width: 12'
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 32'

About Drone R'Us

Drone R'Us is a collaborative team comprised of Chicago area artists Dominic Sansone (aka Drone One) and CJ Hungerman (aka Drone Two). Both artists have very successful and very different art practices as individuals, but as collaborators Drone R'Us, their artwork explores where angels fear to tread.