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Consummation, Levalet

Consummation

Levalet

Sculpture - 29 x 39 x 16 cm

$2,043

Crayons Not Colts (light blue), Luke Newton

Crayons Not Colts (light blue)

Luke Newton

Sculpture - 25.4 x 35.6 cm

$4,280

Manimal cat in wood box, Tuco

Manimal cat in wood box

Tuco

Painting - 38 x 46 x 10 cm

$524

The Surfboard - Medium, Kartel

The Surfboard - Medium

Kartel

Sculpture - 15 x 76 x 38 cm

$3,562

Jeune fille à la perle, Etcaetera

Jeune fille à la perle

Etcaetera

Fine Art Drawings - 80 x 80 x 6 cm

$943

Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Open, Roco Studio

Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Open

Roco Studio

Design - 30 x 30 x 3 cm

$120

Legend (Shake Sign Ed), Shake

Legend (Shake Sign Ed)

Shake

Painting - 95 x 83 x 3 cm

$1,037

Vinyle 01, Saname

Vinyle 01

Saname

Painting - 30 x 30 x 0.4 cm

$230

Torsion d'albâtre N°2, Edith BK

Torsion d'albâtre N°2

Edith BK

Sculpture - 34 x 18 x 17 cm

$1,886

Des livres et moi - chapitre 8, Ender

Des livres et moi - chapitre 8

Ender

Painting - 40 x 30 x 3 cm

$995

Je crois en moi... et je sens ma puissance illimitée pour le bien de tous, Vittoretti

Je crois en moi... et je sens ma puissance illimitée pour le bien de tous

Vittoretti

Painting - 5 x 50 cm

$126

Starskull _ blotting paper, Ron English

Starskull _ blotting paper

Ron English

Print - 19 x 19 x 0.1 cm

$199

Via ferrata, Gil.S

Via ferrata

Gil.S

Sculpture - 63 x 21 x 22 cm

$471

100 National Bank Van Belgie, Baho

100 National Bank Van Belgie

Baho

Sculpture - 13 x 18 x 1 cm

Sold

Business Companion, Ian Philip

Business Companion

Ian Philip

Painting - 7.5 x 13.5 x 0.1 cm

$335

Samo (Shake Sign Ed), Shake

Samo (Shake Sign Ed)

Shake

Painting - 95 x 83 x 3 cm

$1,037

Paravent avec femme et enfant, Pascal Marlin

Paravent avec femme et enfant

Pascal Marlin

Painting - 160 x 150 x 3 cm

$9,952 $8,957

Tête féminin sur un galet, Yiyan Zhou

Tête féminin sur un galet

Yiyan Zhou

Sculpture - 28 x 78 x 44 cm

$3,771

Lucky Luciano, Yarps

Lucky Luciano

Yarps

Painting - 35 x 22 x 0.1 cm

$471

Steel Skull, Ureta

Steel Skull

Ureta

Sculpture - 60 x 40 x 8 cm

$932 $746

"Es wird sich zeigen, dass es gar schwierig ist, zu erkennen, welche Eigenschaft jedes Ding in Wirklichkeit hat." (Demokrit), Aline Schwörer

"Es wird sich zeigen, dass es gar schwierig ist, zu erkennen, welche Eigenschaft jedes Ding in Wirklichkeit hat." (Demokrit)

Aline Schwörer

Painting - 100 x 140 cm

$3,352

Carpe Diem, Em'Ji

Carpe Diem

Em'Ji

Painting - 134 x 88 x 5 cm

$3,143

Capra Hircus Moustachue, Gauthier

Capra Hircus Moustachue

Gauthier

Sculpture - 40 x 22 x 37 cm

$325

Meltdown- Another brick on the wall (red), Ralph Posset

Meltdown- Another brick on the wall (red)

Ralph Posset

Sculpture - 12 x 9 x 4 cm

$419

Mc Do l'art Glossy Red, XTC

Mc Do l'art Glossy Red

XTC

Sculpture - 33 x 20 x 30 cm

$2,933 $2,640

Park, Etcaetera

Park

Etcaetera

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 100 x 6 cm

$1,362

Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Closed, Roco Studio

Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Closed

Roco Studio

Design - 30 x 30 x 3 cm

$120

Meltdown- You’re so square, baby I don’t care, Ralph Posset

Meltdown- You’re so square, baby I don’t care

Ralph Posset

Sculpture - 16 x 15 x 4 cm

$576

Des livres et moi - chapitre 11, Ender

Des livres et moi - chapitre 11

Ender

Painting - 30 x 40 x 3 cm

$943

El venus de la concha, Belen Orta

El venus de la concha

Belen Orta

Sculpture - 170 x 90 x 112 cm

$11,314

Disconnect, to connect., Moi.

Disconnect, to connect.

Moi.

Painting - 26.5 x 19 x 0.5 cm

Sold

Petit fille (robe bleue) - Into the woods, Jana & JS

Petit fille (robe bleue) - Into the woods

Jana & JS

Painting - 32 x 15 cm

Sold

Unusual Supports

In art history we often talk about a painting on canvas or wood, a marble engraving, drawings on papyrus, a fresco on plaster, or even a “body painting" on skin. Art has often been defined by its medium and support. In plastic art this support can be passive (a statue on a socle), active (where it modifies the work it supports) or productive (the fold in paper that gives the artwork its shape). Therefore supports are integral to artworks, they accentuate the piece like a frame

Even during the Paleolithic, clay was moulded and then fired; changing its colour and material. This method increased the number of “accidental" artworks in the 19th century, like Gauguin's ceramic self-portrait which became a “pot de tabac" (tobacco tin) after the clay sagged during the firing process. Designers, painters and watercolourists also explored various supports for their artworks. This exploration can also be seen in marginalia, where monks would draw in the margins of the manuscripts they were transcribing, therefore providing vital insight into relevant or lost texts. Nowadays artist collectives like Bad Ass, explore more unique supports for their artworks like the surface of skateboards. The skateboard is engraved, painted and stripped of its wheels; turning into a conceptual design, piece of furniture or playful decoration. As plastic art practices developed so did the the attitude towards it, making it increasingly popular in the domestic sphere.

However art isn't supposed to be convenient, especially contemporary art. “Found object" is an art concept initiated by Marcel Duchamp in 1917, where his “ready-made" work Fountain, continues to affect contemporary artists and the art world even after a century. Such thinking raises the question that if a found object can be labelled an artwork by an artist, then does this apply to all objects from our daily lives?

Art and creative expression is everywhere: on traffic signs, on walls, across pavements, filling  public spaces and buildings. Daily life is transformed when these objects are graffitied or mocked, and are often met with strange feelings of enchantment and transformation. Therefore what would happen if objects like receipts, drink cans, fire extinguishers, even suitcases, were tagged and turned into derisions? Does this reinvent their purpose and meaning? One thing's for sure, it would certainly upset the established order and social chaos would probably ensue.

However there is no chaos or panic surrounding the following selection of works, just an emergence of new meanings that can be derived from these abstract pieces. Petros Chrisostomou invites viewers to reevaluate the importance that material objects, like a pair of shoes or a phone hold in their lives. Meanwhile Guillaume Lamazou questions what exactly clothing is through abstract photography. Is it a way to establish our identity in society? Simply a means to make people laugh like the caricatures and clowns written about by Bergson? A weapon of seduction if we are to believe the infinite makeover programmes that adorn our television screens? Or simply a work of art or an unusual support for an artwork?

Overall, it's not so much the art that questions its support but the support that questions the art. The artists displayed below explore the contours of art, sculpture, painting, photography and drawing: demonstrating how the objects that support the art also create new forms of art themselves.

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