didier faustino constructs human-like figurines from carpet
 
didier faustino constructs human-like figurines from carpet didier faustino constructs human-like figurines from carpet
dec 17, 2013

didier faustino constructs human-like figurines from carpet

didier faustino constructs human-like figurines from carpet
image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 

 

didier faustino
galerie michel rein, paris
now through january 11, 2014

 

 

paris-based galerie michel rein presents a solo exhibition of franco-portuguese architect and artist didier faustino. ‘we can’t go home again’ mobilizes the signs of a familiar environment, taking domestic elements and turning them inside out of their original context. the installation is characterized by its reversibility, and the human-like figurines that occupy the gallery walls and floor become anthropomorphic symbols of armor and protection. carved-out from carpeting materials found on the floors of residential abodes and stripped away from their natural environment, the army of characters emphasize the instability and fragility of living. with an artistic practice characterized by the subversion of spaces, buildings and objects, faustino abandons the original conditions we know and temporarily creates a new environment for them.

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

 


image © florian kleinefenn / courtesy didier faustino et michel rein, paris/brussels

 

  • O.K.
    We were just waiting for someone to emphasize the instability and fragility of human existence.
    I am so shocked to learn of this.
    Thank goodness for this ego piece.
    Please !!!

    Ron Smith says:

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