Laurent Craste Violently Alters 18th and 19th Century European Porcelain
The last one is the saddest piece of them all.
Laurent Craste, a French artist now residing in Montreal, Canada, has taken a violently unique approach to working with porcelain in his latest series ‘Abuse’. Using machetes, baseball bats, axes, scissors, wrenches and nails, Craste created art that challenges the fragile nature of porcelain.
The pieces shown below are all based off of 18th and 19th Century European porcelain, which he says were subjected to, “a practice of deconstruction and violent alteration of their formal structures.”
What I find most appealing about Laurent Craste’s ‘Abuse’ is the organic feel of each piece. It’s as if they’re alive. Which is your favorite?