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Desembossadors blaus, 1974

Blue Plungers, 1974
Object, 3 elements: 12 c 28 cm c/u

Not only rags, buckets and plungers, but shoes, hats and cornets. Benet Ferrer reflects on the everyday object with components that faithfully reproduce reality, although with slight alterations or deformations. Habitual industrial production made with plastic, paper, metal, leather or textile has here been converted into ceramics. This simple shift in materials instantly puts into play the relationship between concept, object and function, while at the same time involving a contemporary renewal of ceramics’ traditional uses. Ferrer was a member of the Gallot art group in Sabadell, which in the 1960s advocated Action Painting, “until by chance I saw some pieces of ceramic that had a special degree of humanity, that had nothing to do with the kitschy ceramics I was used to seeing.”

Technical details

Original title:
Desembossadors blaus
Registration number:
Ferrer, Benet
Date created:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term. Gift of Rafael Tous (in process of being incorporated)
Object type:
3 elements: 12 c 28 cm c/u
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
© Benet Ferrer
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