Move over “Pierre et Gilles,” Slugo Take Over

You have a sedative or suffer from heart palpitations? You need to take a pill because these sculptures are beautiful – Uncel Lall


A house is a man’s castle and at Uncle Lall’s humble video store in Chaguanas, Trinidad, West Indies, Art is his castle with a work under construction by a sculptor from Princess Town nicknamed, Slugo.

Slugo has conceptualized a mystical composition in Lall’s living room using both entire walls for the relief. At the crest, a winged lion and lioness are set against the aura of an azure sky with water cascading down the face of the cliff into a pond where two sculptural mermaids and dolphins frolic. The project so far has taken four months.

More importantly, is this work is being built around his unfinished home. The décor includes unicorns galloping over a barren landscape which has a Bonanza appeal and looks as if it was taken from Pierre et Gilles. In any aspect, it is kitsch and probably no other work like it exists. Slugo’s reliefs are also part of series of drinking Bars called Obsession.

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Who would expect that in Trinidad and Tobago, somewhere in Borough of Chaguanas there would be a house being built around works of sculpture? The Taj Mahalesque relief interiors are extremely large bas relief’s in some places, in others the relief becomes three dimensional. The colour and theme takes on a sort ofJeff Koon’s sensibility and humour, except there is nothing funny here to the owner. He is building a fantasy, a world of Bollywood opulence, and like a reality show, we can’t look away. – Adele

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