Andreas Slominskyyy Andreas Slominski

Published by Metro Pictures, New York, 2018, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 20.3 cm, English

Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Andreas Slominskyyy at Metro Pictures, New York, April 26 – May 25, 2018, an installation comprising new wall reliefs, constructed from the colourful side paneling of a specific model of German portable plastic toilet. Taking over the factory’s production line, the artist vacuum-formed maternal-themed found sculptures and symbolic natural and utilitarian objects, like rope and wood, into the high-density polyethylene panels. In one work the profile of a veiled young woman emerges from a single red panel surrounded by wood and pinecones in an asymmetrical composition. This group of symbols, with their religious and naturalist overtones, alludes to themes of purity, conception, and fertility. The works not only obscure the line between mass-produced and art objects, but also conflate canonical art historical imagery with fetish motifs.

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