Remedios Vincent is the artist behind Feeas – Made to Dislike, unusual collections of pieces made by reusing old items found in antique shops and flea markets which are reshaped into unique macabre objects of art. From infamous accessories to flower installations, the Spanish artist gives a new purpose to forgotten art pieces and reassembles them into new forms, which unlike other pieces, stand out through their repelling aspect.
His latest “Feeas” – derived form the Spanish “Feo”, which means “Ugly, Hideous”- are titled “Green Tumors” (Pots), and present a series of original porcelain figures with green plants emerging form their interiors and spreading out, like tumors. The figures are made from broken pieces of porcelain resembling parts of the human body, which were purchased in antique shops. Some of them over 100 years old, they were manually reassembled by the artist in this new form, taking them out of their initial context and giving them a new life. This idea of creating art out of discarded items is not new, being explored by several artists in different forms.
Here’s how the artist himself describes the collection:
These objects have their own stories, having been used by people who lived in other parts of the world and at other times, I have tried to retain their spirit subtlely intervening in them.
Once the porcelain pieces are chosen, I bring them life by adding small plants that grow in their interiors like tumors that are invading and transforming them.
They are not meant to be pieces of decoration to use, but small objects of art, with a somewhat macabre appearance.
Enjoy the series below.
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Photo credits go to Gosia Janik y Fernando Ocaña