← This is not a chair.
Ceci n’est pas une chaise.
Seat Figure, 2016
45" x 16.5" x 17"
Concrete, pigment, burlap, construction steel mesh
“I think that there is a direct relationship between the political and social atmosphere around the world right now and the return to figuration. I believe and hope that this has to do with an attempt to think in humanist terms again— in alternative terms. More specifically, figuration can serve as a point of entry for humans to understand and empathise with abstract or invisible forces and functions, perhaps allowing the viewer/user to also get closer to the logic of how something was produced, under what kind of economy and by the means of what type of labor. In my practice, I am trying to create complex installations, where categories blur and merge. This merger or blurring of borders— a fluid space where a chair is also a figure, a towel is also a snake, vegetation becomes architecture— is a political and an erotic logic, because it is a non-binary logic that encourages simultaneous existence of seemingly separated categories.”