Renee So - Contemporary Artists

Bellamy (side view)

Bellamy (side view) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Renee So

Bellamy (side view)

2008
Glazed ceramic

So’s portraits look like artefacts from a non-specific place or time; they might be from the distant past or the future. In inventing her characters she draws from a wide range of research including art and anthropological history, military portraits, and costuming. So’s sculptures are made from ceramic, a traditional media that connotes ‘craftsmanship’ or ‘antique’, but also visually replicates stone. In Bellamy, the cracks are an intentional result of the firing process, and make the figure look like a fragile archaeological find or museum relic.
 
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