Unusual Supports

Sculpture, Consummation, Levalet

Consummation

Levalet

Sculpture - 29 x 39 x 16 cm Sculpture - 11.4 x 15.4 x 6.3 inch

£1,584

Painting, Untitled - 1961/1989, Denis Meyers

Untitled - 1961/1989

Denis Meyers

Painting - 84 x 50 x 25 cm Painting - 33.1 x 19.7 x 9.8 inch

£3,696

Design, Peachy pink melts my heart, Clotilde.MJ

Peachy pink melts my heart

Clotilde.MJ

Design - 21.6 x 81.5 x 1.5 cm Design - 8.5 x 32.1 x 0.6 inch

£836

Sculpture, Valise-Mémoire 1, Olivier Sultan

Valise-Mémoire 1

Olivier Sultan

Sculpture - 45 x 65 x 15 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 25.6 x 5.9 inch

£1,408

Painting, H2 La Rochelle, Caroline Godefroy

H2 La Rochelle

Caroline Godefroy

Painting - 60 x 60 x 0.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

£1,320

Painting, Pomme I, Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli

Pomme I

Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli

Painting - 92 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

£528

Sculpture, I want it all, Mary Jo McGonagle

I want it all

Mary Jo McGonagle

Sculpture - 46 x 81 x 7 cm Sculpture - 18.1 x 31.9 x 2.8 inch

£2,816

Sculpture, What happen on earth stays on earth, Otto Constantin

What happen on earth stays on earth

Otto Constantin

Sculpture - 72 x 53 x 0.5 cm Sculpture - 28.3 x 20.9 x 0.2 inch

£3,080

Print, Composition pour les JO, Wolf Vostell

Composition pour les JO

Wolf Vostell

Print - 90 x 63 cm Print - 35.4 x 24.8 inch

£264

Painting, Seduction, Bram Reijnders

Seduction

Bram Reijnders

Painting - 108 x 126 x 5 cm Painting - 42.5 x 49.6 x 2 inch

£5,720

Sculpture, Guitar Mason, Paul Richard Mason

Guitar Mason

Paul Richard Mason

Sculpture - 100 x 40 x 6 cm Sculpture - 39.4 x 15.7 x 2.4 inch

£7,480

Sculpture, Branche n°5, Marianne Cresson

Branche n°5

Marianne Cresson

Sculpture - 215 x 31 x 10 cm Sculpture - 84.6 x 12.2 x 3.9 inch

£968

Sculpture, Colors Head Caps I, TieRi Trademark

Colors Head Caps I

TieRi Trademark

Sculpture - 27 x 27 x 2 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch

£132

Design, L'homme guitare, Odin Pigelet

L'homme guitare

Odin Pigelet

Design - 100 x 30 x 5 cm Design - 39.4 x 11.8 x 2 inch

£528

Design, Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Open, Roco Studio

Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Open

Roco Studio

Design - 30 x 30 x 3 cm Design - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

£101

Painting, 037/1996, Claude Viallat

037/1996

Claude Viallat

Painting - 66 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 26 x 27.6 x 0 inch

£9,679

Painting, Pink Is The New Black, Gaëlle Wagner

Pink Is The New Black

Gaëlle Wagner

Painting - 80 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

£792

Sculpture, Petites plaques (Compression), César Baldaccini

Petites plaques (Compression)

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 36 x 21 x 6 cm Sculpture - 14.2 x 8.3 x 2.4 inch

£37,398

Painting, Les petits gestes 2, AE2

Les petits gestes 2

AE2

Painting - 36 x 36 x 4 cm Painting - 14.2 x 14.2 x 1.6 inch

£405 £385

Painting, Des livres et moi - chapitre 8, Ender

Des livres et moi - chapitre 8

Ender

Painting - 40 x 30 x 3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

£836

Sculpture, Crayons Not Colts (light blue), Luke Newton

Crayons Not Colts (light blue)

Luke Newton

Sculpture - 25.4 x 35.6 cm Sculpture - 10 x 14 inch

£3,508

Design, Round dark bronze flower, Irena Tone

Round dark bronze flower

Irena Tone

Design - 40 x 39 x 2.5 cm Design - 15.7 x 15.4 x 1 inch

£660 £594

Painting, 2002/182, Claude Viallat

2002/182

Claude Viallat

Painting - 165 x 198 x 1 cm Painting - 65 x 78 x 0.4 inch

£23,759

Painting, B79596268B, Wo$h

B79596268B

Wo$h

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

£792

Painting, Black Sun 2, Antony Squizzato

Black Sun 2

Antony Squizzato

Painting - 80 x 20 x 1 cm Painting - 31.5 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

£528

Painting, Orange juice, Gaëlle Wagner

Orange juice

Gaëlle Wagner

Painting - 85 x 130 x 2 cm Painting - 33.5 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

£660

Sculpture, Vive la Révolution !, Jean-Philippe Berger

Vive la Révolution !

Jean-Philippe Berger

Sculpture - 126 x 93 x 60 cm Sculpture - 49.6 x 36.6 x 23.6 inch

£440

Painting, The Child, Antony Squizzato

The Child

Antony Squizzato

Painting - 80 x 20 x 1 cm Painting - 31.5 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

£528

Design, Bronze arty mirror - Flowers, Irena Tone

Bronze arty mirror - Flowers

Irena Tone

Design - 40.7 x 32.3 x 3.7 cm Design - 16 x 12.7 x 1.5 inch

£660 £594

Painting, Roue de chantier - Immatriculation, Jérôme Mesnager

Roue de chantier - Immatriculation

Jérôme Mesnager

Painting - 75 x 75 x 2 cm Painting - 29.5 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch

£1,320

Photography, Lampe courgette, Jean Valera

Lampe courgette

Jean Valera

Photography - 30 x 20 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch

£220

Painting, Child, Nathanael Koffi

Child

Nathanael Koffi

Painting - 70 x 6 x 1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 2.4 x 0.4 inch

£484

Sculpture, Solarflare, Nathanael Koffi

Solarflare

Nathanael Koffi

Sculpture - 7 x 7 x 7 cm Sculpture - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 inch

£440

Sculpture, Wall Sculpture Untitled XXVI. Set of 10  Glazed and enamel ceramic discs, Charo Oquet

Wall Sculpture Untitled XXVI. Set of 10 Glazed and enamel ceramic discs

Charo Oquet

Sculpture - 63.5 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm Sculpture - 25 x 23 x 1 inch

£820

Painting, Your Nar-kitty, Inga Makarova

Your Nar-kitty

Inga Makarova

Painting - 65 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

£3,256

Painting, Mirror panther on black, Nataliia Krykun

Mirror panther on black

Nataliia Krykun

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

£694

Painting, Battle, Rom av J.C

Battle

Rom av J.C

Painting - 110 x 110 x 8 cm Painting - 43.3 x 43.3 x 3.1 inch

£1,584

Print, Starskull _ blotting paper, Ron English

Starskull _ blotting paper

Ron English

Print - 19 x 19 x 0.1 cm Print - 7.5 x 7.5 x 0 inch

£167

Painting, B79596235B, Wo$h

B79596235B

Wo$h

Painting - 70 x 110 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch

£2,200

Sculpture, Tintin x La poste, Anthony Grip

Tintin x La poste

Anthony Grip

Sculpture - 60 x 45 x 26 cm Sculpture - 23.6 x 17.7 x 10.2 inch

£2,640

Painting, Promesse du Jour, Rita Vandenherrewegen

Promesse du Jour

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Painting - 39 x 39 x 1 cm Painting - 15.4 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch

£396

Painting, Warning cow-boy, Maxime Andriot

Warning cow-boy

Maxime Andriot

Painting - 83 x 93 x 2 cm Painting - 32.7 x 36.6 x 0.8 inch

£396

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Guyodo (Frantz Jacques)

Sans titre

Guyodo (Frantz Jacques)

Fine Art Drawings - 59 x 39.5 x 0.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 23.2 x 15.6 x 0.2 inch

£1,320

Painting, Betty wright, Raf Urban

Betty wright

Raf Urban

Painting - 104 x 60 cm Painting - 40.9 x 23.6 inch

£1,408

Painting, Sans titre, Velvet serie, Baptiste Laurent

Sans titre, Velvet serie

Baptiste Laurent

Painting - 62 x 52 x 2 cm Painting - 24.4 x 20.5 x 0.8 inch

£1,100

Painting, Divory, Nathanael Koffi

Divory

Nathanael Koffi

Painting - 61 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

£2,640

Sculpture, Steel Skull, Ureta

Steel Skull

Ureta

Sculpture - 60 x 40 x 8 cm Sculpture - 23.6 x 15.7 x 3.1 inch

£783

Painting, Riflesso blue II, Daniela Pasqualini

Riflesso blue II

Daniela Pasqualini

Painting - 50.8 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 20 x 20 x 2 inch

£1,311

Painting, Baptised through the fire, Kevin-Ademola Sangosanya

Baptised through the fire

Kevin-Ademola Sangosanya

Painting - 109 x 64 x 3 cm Painting - 42.9 x 25.2 x 1.2 inch

£3,080

Sculpture, Untitled II. Wall Sculpture, Hunter & Gatti

Untitled II. Wall Sculpture

Hunter & Gatti

Sculpture - 175.3 x 106.7 x 22.9 cm Sculpture - 69 x 42 x 9 inch

£6,146

Sculpture, Untitled I, Portrait tridimensional wall sculpture, Hunter & Gatti

Untitled I, Portrait tridimensional wall sculpture

Hunter & Gatti

Sculpture - 109.2 x 61 x 12.7 cm Sculpture - 43 x 24 x 5 inch

£6,146

Painting, Bambous, Carine Ricard

Bambous

Carine Ricard

Painting - 87 x 78.5 x 1 cm Painting - 34.3 x 30.9 x 0.4 inch

£1,056

Design, Skateboard - Volubilem Tabula, Rom av J.C

Skateboard - Volubilem Tabula

Rom av J.C

Design - 80 x 20 x 2 cm Design - 31.5 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

£308

Sculpture, Hardea cinerea, Catherine Clare

Hardea cinerea

Catherine Clare

Sculpture - 86 x 47 x 38 cm Sculpture - 33.9 x 18.5 x 15 inch

£968 £871

Painting, Schlangentanz & Firlefanz, Aline Schwörer

Schlangentanz & Firlefanz

Aline Schwörer

Painting - 110 x 155 x 3 cm Painting - 43.3 x 61 x 1.2 inch

£2,992

Painting, Carpe Diem, Em'Ji

Carpe Diem

Em'Ji

Painting - 134 x 88 x 5 cm Painting - 52.8 x 34.6 x 2 inch

£2,992

Sculpture, 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 Sculpture - 4.7 x 3.5 x 1.6 inch

£352

Painting, Spring pond water heating, Zhize Lv

Spring pond water heating

Zhize Lv

Painting - 69 x 34.2 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.2 x 13.5 x 0 inch

£246

Painting, Red Lotus, Zhize Lv

Red Lotus

Zhize Lv

Painting - 69 x 34.2 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.2 x 13.5 x 0 inch

£246

Fine Art Drawings, N°5-250E, Evelyne Postic

N°5-250E

Evelyne Postic

Fine Art Drawings - 10 x 10 cm Fine Art Drawings - 3.9 x 3.9 inch

£264

Photography, Nine Oceans, Sven Pfrommer

Nine Oceans

Sven Pfrommer

Photography - 150 x 210 x 3 cm Photography - 59.1 x 82.7 x 1.2 inch

£6,600

Painting, Surface de la mer 26, LN Le Cheviller

Surface de la mer 26

LN Le Cheviller

Painting - 102 x 110 x 0.5 cm Painting - 40.2 x 43.3 x 0.2 inch

£1,241

Painting, Sub-Statio-III, Stanislav Bojankov

Sub-Statio-III

Stanislav Bojankov

Painting - 66 x 67 x 2 cm Painting - 26 x 26.4 x 0.8 inch

£2,640

Painting, Floating Colors, Soumisha Dauthel

Floating Colors

Soumisha Dauthel

Painting - 80 x 60 x 1.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch

£2,112

Painting, Tête de panneau, Odin Pigelet

Tête de panneau

Odin Pigelet

Painting - 60 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

£264

Design, Super héros, AC 5

Super héros

AC 5

Design - 32.5 x 24 x 18 cm Design - 12.8 x 9.4 x 7.1 inch

£1,320

Sculpture, Bidon street, AC 5

Bidon street

AC 5

Sculpture - 46 x 33 x 13.5 cm Sculpture - 18.1 x 13 x 5.3 inch

£299

Painting, Aucun avenir n°3, L'enfant Sauvage

Aucun avenir n°3

L'enfant Sauvage

Painting - 100 x 100 x 7 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2.8 inch

£2,156

Painting, Aucun avenir, L'enfant Sauvage

Aucun avenir

L'enfant Sauvage

Painting - 100 x 100 x 7 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2.8 inch

£2,156

Sculpture, Colin maillard, Brigitte Dravet

Colin maillard

Brigitte Dravet

Sculpture - 67 x 40 x 30 cm Sculpture - 26.4 x 15.7 x 11.8 inch

£5,280

Design, Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Closed, Roco Studio

Perfect Pattern Wallplate - Eyes Closed

Roco Studio

Design - 30 x 30 x 3 cm Design - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

£101

Painting, Des livres et moi - chapitre 11, Ender

Des livres et moi - chapitre 11

Ender

Painting - 30 x 40 x 3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

£792

Painting, Sèrie Albades. Albada 08, Oriol Texidor

Sèrie Albades. Albada 08

Oriol Texidor

Painting - 37.5 x 15 x 2 cm Painting - 14.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch

£409

Painting, Sèrie Albades. Albada 07, Oriol Texidor

Sèrie Albades. Albada 07

Oriol Texidor

Painting - 37.5 x 15 x 2 cm Painting - 14.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch

£409

Sculpture, La favorite, Brigitte Dravet

La favorite

Brigitte Dravet

Sculpture - 90 x 40 x 30 cm Sculpture - 35.4 x 15.7 x 11.8 inch

£3,520

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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