will west presents making relics collection at plusdesign gallery in milan will west presents making relics collection at plusdesign gallery in milan
sep 20, 2016

will west presents making relics collection at plusdesign gallery in milan

 

pavia-based english sculptor will west, unveils ‘making relics’ – a collection of marble pieces which take the form of disused objects. the project which is presented at plusdesign gallery in milan, aims to highlight the obvious contrast between two contrasting materials – the luxury of marble and the cheap, throwaway nature of plastic containers. 

will west making relics plusdesign gallery milan
‘making relics’ collection

 

 

 

the particular event that ignited will west’s interest in marble, started when he witnessed the restoration of a marble fireplace, realising that the same technique to fill a hole could be employed to make something whole. the first containers west used, were found abandoned around an industrial estate. the decision was then made to unite these objects with discarded marble found in his studio. the exploration into this method, playfully disrupts one’s original preconceptions of this mass produced item by introducing two juxtaposed elements.

 

the collection will be presented at plusdesign gallery in milan from the 21st of september until the 20th of october.

will west making relics plusdesign gallery milan
‘making relics’ aims to highlight the obvious contrast between two contrasting materials

will west making relics plusdesign gallery milan
the first containers west used, were found abandoned around an industrial estate

will west making relics plusdesign gallery milan
the project brings to mind connotations of rarity, durability, luxury

will west making relics plusdesign gallery milan
disused objects are given a second chance

making relics plusdesign gallery milan
the objects are granted a much more appreciated lifespan

making relics plusdesign gallery milan
the first containers used were found objects

making relics plusdesign gallery milan
the project playfully disrupts one’s original preconceptions

making relics plusdesign gallery milan

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