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Melting Teacups and Teapots by Livia Marin

The sculptures of Livia Marin are pleasant in their simplicity yet still surprise.  Otherwise normal in appearance, porcelain tea-ware and other objects seem to be melting or spilling rather than breaking.  Their finely painted details float along with the disintegrating teacups and teapots as if liquid.  Like any commonly bought object, the porcelain pieces have very familiar shapes that are startlingly interrupted by something which seems to be physically impossible.  Marin explains in her statement that her artwork looks to "inquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by mass-production." See more of her sculptures after the jump.

The sculptures of Livia Marin are pleasant in their simplicity yet still surprise.  Otherwise normal in appearance, porcelain tea-ware and other objects seem to be melting or spilling rather than breaking.  Their finely painted details float along with the disintegrating teacups and teapots as if liquid.  Like any commonly bought object, the porcelain pieces have very familiar shapes that are startlingly interrupted by something which seems to be physically impossible.  Marin explains in her statement that her artwork looks to “inquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by mass-production.”

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