From Gene Names
“Within the iconography and context of psychology, the standard chair is symbolic of comfort." In the domestic space, a chair typically symbolises rest, sitting down and taking a break.
In an unclear, yet final movement, these chairs have been displaced from their domestic environment. They no longer function as a place of rest. Despite this though, an imprint of the lived body of the owner is undeniably visible on the surface and embedded within the very essence of the chair.
Discarded, the chairs appear to be melancholic. As if their crookedness, shortcomings and incompleteness has eventuated in abandonment and exposure to the elements.
But it is in the public space, that the chairs begin to breathe to a different rhythm. (artist statement)
> 2014 / Experimental sculpture collab project / Arhoj x Stilleben
Experimental glaze & sculpture project in collaboration with Danish interior designer duo Stilleben.
The project consists of 60 sculptures based on the 3 basic geometric shape - the Cone, the Circle and the Beehive. Each piece is unique, hand thrown and glazed differently in many colours and textures.
Each piece is numbered, signed and available from the Stilleben retail store and webshop from the 3rd week in June 2014 : http://www.stillebenshop.com
The project was celebrated with a small street party featuring matching pastel coloured creambuns and 3 new posters designed by All The Way to Paris.
In 1968 Ruth Duckworth began making “wall sculptures”-monumental murals that underscore the artist’s mastery of her medium. Combining geometric and organic forms, she reduces the subdivided planes to the most elemental abstractions. With its circles and subtly curved forms, this relief suggests the female body. Duckworth, however, sees the inherent sensuality as stemming from a more universal connection to nature, biology, and the cosmos.