Melting porcelain by Marin
- Hannah Edwards
Livia Marin employs everyday objects to enquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by mass-production, standardization and global circulation. By appropriating mass-market objects she seeks to offer through the work a reflection on how we particularize our relation to them. In these series of works Livia Marin introduces elements that are distinctive to ceramics, especially the element of decoration that gives the object its singular look and value. She transforms readymade crockery and alters the placing and scale of their decorative patterns to present a series of undetermined objects that appear paradoxically as broken yet complete.