From the Catalogue:
The work Relic, 2016 is made with the slip casting method, where liquid clay is poured into a plaster mold. This is a common technique for mass production of pottery and ceramic and has shaped our modern life. Relic, 2016 is built from different casts and has additionally hand built elements attached, resembling motives of Afghan war rugs. For example the two round shaped pieces on the bottom of the works symbolize abstracted grenades, while the fleshy half organic top piece is more explicit a shape of a grenade. Though the ornamented part is originally a casted Ikea tee light holder, by itself a mass produced object. The whole series deals with a fetish-driven consumer society, cultural voyeurism and the link between artwork and consumer commodity.
Source: Carbon12, Dubai
Image rights: Courtesy Monika Grabuschnigg and Carbon12, Dubai Photo: Copyright Monika Grabuschnigg