Hitting peak recognition within the mid-Twentieth century, acrylic furnishings—generally branded as Lucite—represented a recent, trendy tackle historically purposeful objects, from tables to headboards to kitchen chairs. The clear thermoplastic can simply steal the present in a room, drawing consideration to its personal silhouette and contrasting the furnishings that encompass it. São Paulo-based artist Tatiane Freitas faucets into the legacy of the fabric and the connection between previous and current in her ongoing My New Previous Sequence.
Redolent of kintsugi, a Japanese philosophy that embraces breakage and restore as a part of the historical past of objects, Freitas molds strikingly clear replacements for chair arms, spindles, and seats. The artist “goals to discover the dynamic between the previous versus current, outdated versus younger, and the way this stress will be introduced in a bodily state,” she says in an announcement. The plastic matches exactly into place and mirrors its wood counterparts, creating an impact that’s each stable and spectral.
Freitas has not too long ago translated her full-size sculptures into miniature variations that seem to drift on the wall, a number of of that are at present on view at Guy Hepner in New York Metropolis by means of the tip of this month. You may also discover extra work on the artist’s website and Instagram.
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