This is an unofficial Party Political Broadcast by the Conceptual Art Party.
This is a piece of Conceptual Art
What is Conceptual Art?
Conceptual Art explores many elements, ready-made objects, installations, etc may be constructed by anyone simply by following a set of instructions, one of it’s founders was Sol LeWitt.
Whats is GBBO?
This work has been inspired by the Great British Bake Off (GBBO - known as The Great British Baking Show in USA, and other Worldwide versions) is a British television baking competition which selects from amongst its contestants the best amateur baker. The series is presented by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, and judged by cookery writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood.
Why is Conceptual Art like Baking a Cake?
The Artist is drawing analogy (comparison & similarly) between Conceptual Art and the Great British Bake Off. In GBBO, contestants bake Cakes, Bread etc and follow a set of instructions that anyone can re-create. In the Conceptual Art, the Artist follows a similar set of instructions, that anyone can re-create. Of course, no two cakes are identical, no two artworks are identical, due to human discrepancies, but it’s the principal. Instead of kitchen Tools, the Artist uses the Tools in computer software Adobe Illustrator, instead of Cake colourings, the Artist uses standard Pop Art colours, but both following instructions, that anyone can recreate. The Artist uses standard shapes, lines, ellipse, line thickness, dimensions, to from the Pop Can.
In the media, GBBO has been brought by a revival Television Channel from its home on BBC to Channel 4, which has created a Media Storm, on social media etc. At present time, only one of the presentations, Paul Hollywood has confirmed that he will transfer. Recently, one of the contestants, Candice Brown called Mary Berry a “TART”, which is entitled in the piece. The Artist prefers a Lemon Tart, and use the colour Yellow as background, and placed the “Tart” in a ready-made Can.
In the past, it’s possible to buy a Ready-Made Cake (Ready-Made object also applies to Conceptual Art) in a Can, and then cook, eat it.
The Artist would take a ready-made “Can” remove it’s Label, to reveal the Stainless Steel Can underneath, and re-label with a Satirical character words, to highlight an issue of the day, inspired by satirical & comedy puppet TV series, Newzoids (2015-present) and previously Spitting Image (1984-1996) on UK Television.
This artwork has been inspired by the previous works in the “Back to Basics: Cans” series of works, and the previous work “Back to Basic: Anti Consumerism Cans (2009)” (see last image and link below)
Back to Basics: Anti-Consumerism Cans (2009)
As aside, the Artist doesn't normally watch the GBBO, prefers revival show, The Great British Pottery Throw Down :)
End of unofficial Party Political Broadcast by the Conceptual Art Party.
Digital Print on Paper