Claire Partington's figures inhabit an uncanny world, strange yet familiar to us, where silken Renaissance courtiers and goddesses in Primark leggings live out the fairy tales of Perrault and d'Aulnoy. A world in which the human body mutates, expands and contracts beyond its limits, allowing the outer self to reveal fundamental truths from within.
Partington's ceramic world is a darkly playful rewriting of art history, in which conventional iconography is upended - and with it, conventional power structures.
Dimensions: 21.4 x 27.5 x 2.2cm
Publisher: Kochxbos Publishers Amsterdam
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