SEE••DS — COLLECT2020
For this edition of Collect, SEEDS is pleased to present a selection of today’s talented ‘makers’ experimenting with materials, techniques and ideas. These designers-makers are pushing the boundaries in exploring new potential in materials and progressing their practices, but beyond that, they present a story, a cultural meaning transcending the logic of functionality and embracing the ecological possibilities, asking questions about the significance of their objects in a world of plenty.
68. TANGERINE VASE WITH CANDLE HOLE, 2020 ONKA ALLMAYER-BECK
Using a slab building technique, each piece is handmade, with white burning clay before being hand glazed and twice fired for 24 hours. The 7 unique pieces are custom made for SEEDS Gallery in 2020, instead of having names, these ceramics are numbered by the order they are made.
WOOD METAL PLASTIC MIRROR, 2020 JAMES SHAW
Wood, metal and plastic have been the holy trinity of the material landscape, the archetypal textures of ‘good taste’ and modernism. In these works James Shaw references the mid twentieth century period of design and modernism where the current malaise of our usage of material was set. Polished metal and the smooth beauty of walnut timber are combined with the grotesque gloopyness of melted plastic. Particularly apt is that the plastic used is actually reclaimed from granulated ‘kodak yellow’ film canisters discovered in an old north London factory, alluding to Kodachrome, the excitement of a world in colour as expressed in the Paul Simon song.
POST MODERN COLLECTION PURPLE NEON LIGHT ISLAND, 2020 JOCHEN HOLZ
The neon table light is a unique light sculpture made of free formed borosilicate glass tubing. Each one is one of its kind and part of a small edition. The form plays with the pure light emitted by the different rare gases, the undulating tube subtly manipulates the light, softening and intensifying it in turns.
FACE LENS, 2019 SABINE MARCELIS
A lens to distort the observer and what is observed.
SUPERIMPOSITION POTS, 2018 STUDIO FURTHERMORE
This Superimposition Pots by Studio Furthermore are a variant from the Tektites Collection which was their first made of foamed creamic pieces.