11 September 2015 // Simcha van Helden //Rotterdam


This week we’d like to introduce you to Martin Soto Climent. ‘Adjusting’ everyday objects, or at least approach them differently is something Marcel Duchamp became great with. His readymades trigged our view on how to look at art and how to understand it in its varied ways. Martin Soto Climent’s is a Mexican conceptual sculptor who reshapes everyday items through minimal gestures. The reshaping he does add a whole new level of excitement into play. His subtle interventions result in a destabilization of the object’s conventional reading, and radicalize its potential for new meaning: The force of the fold eroticizes the everyday. Yet such a new view on daily objects is only temporarily as when he reshapes the item to its original state, and the ‘magic’ is gone. The moments of magic he captures result in beautiful still lives.

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