Page 94 - RMIT Catalogue 2017
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Industrial Composition, 2017
Buff raku form with matt black glaze, steel chain, enamelled copper
Dimensions Variable
Caelan Blake’s work explores the relationship between industrial environments and the body. He takes inspiration from places such as construction sites, nightclubs and other environments that explore birth, life and decay. When creating textural forms, the clay used acts as a receptacle for the pressure forced upon it by both the industrial surface being used, and the hands of the artist. Notions of intimacy, touch, and belonging form the conceptual basis of this particular work. The cold and harsh aesthetic of the composition suggests a dichotomy, or disassociation which may exist when it comes to the body’s relationship with surrounding environments.
Caelan Blake
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