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Rupert Osborn Lost in utility

Work by Rupert Osborn
Work by Rupert Osborn
Work by Rupert Osborn
Work by Rupert Osborn

The utilitarian nature of many everyday objects often masks the beauty in their form. In my body of work I question the unconscious differentiation that we make between art and household tools, highlighting the aesthetic details of these forms by removing them from their intended purpose. Liquid porcelain served as the perfect medium as it removed the transparency of glass, allowing the viewer to see past the objects’ lines both physically and metaphorically. Porcelain also enabled me to add an unglazed surface to the works, thus removing their ability to function conventionally.

Influencing artists:
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Milly Dent
Hayden Youlley
Kerryn Levy
Penelope Duke

School

Killara High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2020

HSC year

2019

Process diary

Work by Rupert Osborn
Work by Rupert Osborn
Work by Rupert Osborn
Work by Rupert Osborn