In a world where everything is already invented, what is left to create? The only things that can still surprise us are not objects related with utility but rather artistic objects: emotional pieces. More than ever, emotions are becoming more important than utility. In the globalized world, people buy things because they love them not because they need them. This is why today we will show you some special tableware, which is not simplyto use but rather to admire. These are art pieces inspired by historical events, such as the eccentricity of the famous Marie Antoinette.
Get ready to decorate your dining table and to impress everybody with these amazing art pieces.The artist behind these amazing art-pieces is Wiebke Meurer and she is a Switzerland-based artist who transforms regular ideas into unique artistic shapes.
Ceci n’est pas un assiette! Artistic movements are always evolving, always changing, always adapting. Magritte used to question the reality of the objects themselves, today we have Wiebke Meurer showing us that maybe a place can be a plate, without actually being a plate.
“With my precious, often pseudo – functional objects, I reflect on the traditional users of such items and the associated chapter of our cultural history” the artist explains.
The artist: “My creations do not have an inside or outside anymore. The form is transparent, the function is taken away. Only the décor is left and doesn’t have any purpose but serving its own beauty”.
Wiebke Meurer explaining her own art pieces: “Although the well-known principle of ‘form follows function’ does not apply — or is suspended— with regard to my artworks, it repeatedly appears here as a (negative) reference (…)” continue below…
“(…) I dedicate myself primarily to utensils from the realm of food and fine dining, but I am not really interested in their general history, as demonstrated, for example, by the use for certain materials (…)”. Continue below…
“(…) Instead, I take up in my work very specific objects with which particular traditions or histories are linked, reflecting and commenting on the manner of their use over time”.