Oh Philia

2019 FRANZ Rising Star Project

Decoration

DESIGNER

Antoinette O'Brien

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Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念

Category 作品屬性:

擺飾

Concept of artwork 設計理念:

The title of this work is derived from the name Ophelia, a name weighted with cultural references. Philia however means with fondness. Origin: combining form meaning "friendship, fondness", from Greek philia"affection", from philos "loving". This work references and challenges classical forms of figurative sculpture to interpret a range of themes. My work implies and is often fiercely motivated by feminist themes, alongside observations of specific contemporary subcultures. This piece is titled to reference and means to engage with the concept of Biophilia, humanities innate connection and necessity to connect with/love nature. It is simultaneously situated at the crossroads of the rioting potential or the potential to riot and a garden meditation. This work defies gender specific interpretation. Themes of death and regeneration are coupled with observations of contemporary culture. It is interesting to me how engagement with fundamental symbols such as the human body and the motif of floral origins, or a skull, can become commercialised to such an extent that it becomes generic within our culture and still in its depiction maintain an aspect of uniqueness.

設計細節

作品材質,陶瓷比例佔:

90%

作品包含其他材質:

wooden base

長度 (cm):

23

寬度(cm):

34

高度 (cm):

60

淨重 (g):

3

其他說明:

fired to 1200 various glaze treatments. I have supplied images referring to 5 separate artworks, their concepts and themes are overlapping and the above statement suffices for the conceptual content of the above works.

This is very intriguing work. Very striking, bold and challenging as works of contemporary ceramic art.

Rhiannon Ewing-James

Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial
英國陶瓷雙年展創意總監〈譯〉

incredibly well observed, provocative, thoughtful and highly skilled.

Anthony Quinn

Subject Leader Ceramics, Course Leader BA Ceramic Design,
Central Saint Martins
倫敦藝術大學 中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院 陶瓷系主任〈譯〉

作品造型丰富,作品理念新颖,釉色搭配协调,作品主题与技法的有机结合,具有装饰效果。

高鵬 Peng Gao

Director of Today Art Museum
今日美術館館長

It have a good conception and expressiveness.

Kwanho Woo

Professor, Hongik University
韓國弘益大學陶藝研究所所長〈譯〉

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