Princesses

by Volokhova Porcelain

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 18x21x22
Material : Porcelain
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Part of the TOP GIRLS collection by Maria Volokhova, “Princesses” was created in the image of a famous sculpture that depicts Princesses Louise and Frederica of Prussia and Berlin . Each vase is made by hand in collaboration with a traditional family-owned porcelain factory in Germany. Available in gloss or matte bisque.

Named for the Caryl Churchill play, which gathers Josephine, The Infanta, Cinderella, Princesses Louise and Frederica, Hera, and Twiggy, Volokhova’s “TOPGIRLS” Collection aims to represent strong female characters without referencing their sexuality. Each figure is recognizable by her lower half, while the flowers that fill each vase represent her feminine torso and face. Rather than overt, consumable sex symbols, these forms highlight the natural beauty and strength of enigmatic women.

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Weight 1,5 kg
Dimensions 40 × 30 × 20 cm
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Volokhova Porcelain

Volokhova Porcelain is based in Berlin since 2010. In past years Volokhova Porcelain exhibited at various shows in Europe, Asia and USA and received numerous awards. Volokhova’s porcelain is a mix and a borderline between art and design as well as on the frontier between the functional and the figurative. Her works challenge the porcelain tradition by experimenting with traditional technique and decoration in order to respond to contemporary questions. Based on well-known masterpieces of art, mixing it, adding irritated and unusual solutions Volokhova Porcelain transfers pure aesthetics and functionality creating a new facet of Porcelain design. Her pieces subvert conventional notions of functionality: these items are neither intended purely for domestic use, nor for distanced observation. Volokhova´s Porcelain calls to the viewer in the manner of an item that is both exquisite and quotidian. Maria Volokhova studied Painting /Printmaking in Germany, Italy and USA. Since 2006 Volokhova started to use porcelain as a material creating functional objects on the boarder between the Fine Arts and the Product Design. She studied Ceramics at the Tokyo University of the Arts and get practiced at several porcelain manufactories in Germany. Projects and works have received numerous awards, and were exhibited internationally in Europe, Asia , USA and South America. Inspired by the shapes and structures of body Volokhova´s abstract objects are both reminiscent of their original shapes and simultaneously newly developed objects. Each object begs to be deciphered. Designer and artist seeks for unusual techniques and ideas that are based on the European traditional porcelain manufacturing and de-touched notion of objects taking the works onto a new level of emotional interaction between the object and the user.

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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)