Referencing primary shapes and architectural forms STUDIO MC, founded by Jessica Coates & Michael Müller, aims to make the viewer question their expectations of an object. With their ceramic objects there’s an ongoing inquiry related to the human need to categorize objects. It raises questions as to what happens when an object has an assigned category like function or art work.
Ultimately all work can be traced back to the vessel and it’s various traditions. Be it in the classical sense of something that can hold liquid or flowers, or in a more architectural sense, where the function of a vessel houses a more intellectual or spiritual meaning.
Based in New Zealand, WAYNE PATE‘s work focuses on rendering objects and interiors in his signature simplistic and sophisticated style. With a bold subject matter and a fresh color pallete, Pate often uses pieces of canvas or linen to collage and create layers beneath the paint.
From his travels, Pate has amassed an impressive collection of historical objects, lebrillos, jugs and water pitchers which subtly recur throughout his work, giving voice where there is none.
The Act of a Line
Ground Floor & Mezzanine
2nd Dec — 29th Jan
Expo catalogue soon available
Marijke de Cock
Marijke de Cock lives and works in Antwerp, where she previously studied Fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She has been working for years as a desginer within the team of Dries Van Noten, where she specialises among other things, in the conception and creation of exceptional ornaments and jewellery. An engagement that in a sense inspired her personal practice, by adopting an established craft that is usually related to the garment it is meant to serve, yet which she allows to function autonomously and in full. It is an ancient and traditional, time-consuming technique – involving working with glass beads and passed from generation to generation – which she sensibly juxtaposes with her fascination for the hand that, as it were, moves by itself, seems to make its own decisions, and transcends thought. It all together manifests itself in distinctive series of abstracted, intuitive wall sculptures which, adorned with beads, above all celebrate the desire to create, using a material that goes back thousands of years, motivating us from childhood onwards to invent ornaments with it, to embellish a person or a place.