isbn 9789082421200   CAROLEIN SMIT
Idea Code 15742      $40.00

Carolein Smit’s world is that of the grotesque, imperfect, suffering, and maligned. Her ceramic works are exuberant in their figuration and vivid colours, and portray frequently recurring themes in art history, combined with a scientific fascination that is nothing short of macabre. Flayed and broken figures, their muscles glistening and bones protruding, stand and stare defiantly. Wild, hair-covered men strike ithyphallic poses, their bestial attributes invoking an unrestrained, savage nature. Women couple with skeletons and animals, while symbols of power and religion bejewel the seemingly omnipresent decay. With texts by Frits Achten and Aenout Hagen.

204 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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