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. 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.
She does this with techniques and strategies that are characteristic of Sculpture, Installation and Process Art.
When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on the kitchen floor. Livia Marin imagines a wholly different demise for ceramic bowls, cups and tea pots in this series of work titled Nomad Patterns.
Each piece seems to melt onto a surface while strangely retaining its original printed pattern. Pieces looks like something that is about to collapse or has just been restored.