• Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Love Dolls, 2015 - 2018

A series of feminine cement chests comprised of plastic sex dolls filled with concrete, at first glance appear to be contemporary truncated version of Hellenistic torsos. It becomes evident that their extremities and heads are missing, but the sexual orifices remain, highlighted, in their original yet impenetrable pink or red plastic.

Sex stores are full of these objects that are reproductions and representations of the female body. They contain hate and love. They are shallow but evolve into very intimate objects.

The inflatable love doll is a representation of the female body; it is both figurative and abstract, as it tries to reproduce the female figure but remains true to its inflatable structure, standing as an object in its own right. The vagina is a pink hole, very abstract. By filling up the doll with concrete it turns into a solid sculpture, no longer movable or fuckable.

The Inflatable Love Doll is a torso, like those ancient Hellenistic torsos. The appearance of the sculpture raises questions about its material, is it soft? Is it light? I enjoy mixing things that normally don’t go together, like an inflatable object that is light, rounded and bouncy, with concrete that is very much the opposite. 

Her torsos become symbols of an impossible objectification, as it is not possible to penetrate these dolls, their pleasure-inducing cavities having been filled. Instead of soft objects whose sole purpose is to fulfill the desire of men in their solitude, they have instead become grossly mutilated chests.

 

love doll 6
Bernadette Despujols_ Love Doll 14
Bernadette Despujols - Inflatabe Love Doll # 1 copy
Despujols_Bernadette_5
07_ Inflatable love doll 5 - lowress
Despujols_Bernadette_6
love doll w butt in plants
Love Doll 9
Despujols_Bernadette_4
Show More