Artist of the Day / Chris Antemann

These are not your grandma’s small mass produced porcelain figurines!

“All works are porcelain with decals and luster, designed and executed by the artist in her studio.”

“My primary focus is liberating the figurine from its roots in mass-production by creating one-of-a-kind autobiographical narratives.”

“I am expanding upon my previous parodies of decorative figurines by delving into the darker side of relationships and domestic rites: twisted tales of master and servant, the innocence of the floral-clad maid, the dominance of patriarchal desire.”

“Inspired by these hidden stories, I transform the base figure by layering images, ornament, and playing with forms to construct my own tales and reveal my own observations.”


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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1 Response to Artist of the Day / Chris Antemann

  1. Certainly they are not grandma’s figures. I’m not sure grandma would appreciate such excited gentlemen.

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