Maria Volokhova

www.volokhova.com

Maria Volokhova’s porcelain is a mix and a borderline between art and design as well as on the frontier between the functional and the figurative. Her works challenge the porcelain tradition by experimenting with traditional technique and decoration in order to respond to contemporary questions. Her pieces subvert conventional notions of functionality: these items are neither intended purely for domestic use, nor for distanced observation. Volokhova’s porcelain calls to the viewer in the manner of an item that is both exquisite and quotidian. Inspired by the shapes and structures of the human body these abstract objects are both reminiscent of their original shapes and simultaneously newly developed objects. Each object begs to be deciphered. For example, constructing a teapot in the form of the jejunum and turning it into a beautiful and original object of contemplation. That this object then, by virtue of its functionality, draws the viewer into an interactive relationship with their own inner world. Maria Volokhova shows new works too, a result of her long-time project “Dolci Lacrime” that transfers the poetic side of the biological into porcelain subjects. Designer and artist seeks for unusual techniques and ideas that are based on the European traditional porcelain manufacturing and de-touched notion of objects taking the works onto a new level of emotional interaction between the object and the user.

 

 

Maria Volokhova

Lange Str. 82

10243 Berlin

volokhova@gmail.com

 

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