On Friday, the day after the Conservatives won the general elections in Britain, we have received by mail a letter from Gilbert & George. Previously, we sent them the photo of our painting "Church of England by Gilbert & George, starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft" - from the "Brothers In Arms" project presented in December at the exhibition in Warsaw. We referred by this image to the exhibition of Gilbert & George 'FREAK JACK PICTURES' in Mason's Yard in 2009. Works of these artists approach to fundamental questions about religion, identity, politics, economics, sexuality and death. The dominant elements in our work - as in the paintings of G & G - is the British flag (Union Jack), and profiles of artists. Centrally above them stretches crucified Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. She dethroned Jesus, the main character of the image "The Chuch of England." Artists represent the British flag in the company of Jesus as an oddity, as they are against organized religion. So we suggested to put in the image another disobliging company, British hero - Lara Croft - regarded by the British as the queen of sex. She is also nice, friendly and energetic.
Thank you G & G for the nice letter to us, we are highly appreciated.
The Krasnals "Church of England by Gilberta & George, in the mail role Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft". 2009. Mixed media on canvas. 270 x 120 cm
Gilbert and George, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, 2008, 9 panels, mixed media, 226 x 190 cm