Nothing lasts, and "Tiffany" reminds us of change, transience and material decay: of ageing, of becoming obsolete. The plastic gemstones depict how the brilliance of the new and novel obscures the actual condition of the objects, the fact that they are all perishable and doomed to become obsolete.
Rondolin’s art is a commentary on the still-life tradition and, in this work, she uses the American jewellery company Tiffany as a symbol for luxury and glamour, juxtaposing this with the rotting fruit that in Western art history is a typical symbol of transience. Her imagery often revolves around our consumer society’s impact on relationships, superficiality, glamour and luxury design products.
Artist: Luciana Rondolini
Location: Karolinska School's schoolyard