Admittedly, not one for the easily offended amongst you, this brand new Spring 2016 pictorial release by one of the country’s most talked about contemporary sculpture artists is sure to polarise opinion, if based on nothing else but perceptions of taste and decency. But then that’s a subjective matter and one which is habitually open to personal interpretation, and we are here only to describe what we (and indeed, you) see before you. So, if you’re not too prudish what we’re all exposed to here is an edgy version of love; and one which necessitates a deal of versatility and open-mindedness to keep things curt.
When put on the spot to explain himself (or more pertinently, ‘Keeping the Spark Alive’), the irrepressible and mega talented Joly defends his perceivably graphic content by saying; “I have always loved this saying as it is so important and vital to keep the excitement in any relationship one is in. I have taken the saying and translated it in my own way!” And that much is definitely true. Those of a more liberal persuasion will be pleased to learn that they can jump on this 17” squared hand-signed wall sculpture right now, if so desired, yet be warned. On account of this framed eye-opener being limited to just 90 editions from the get-go, business is destined to be brisk.