Unknown Feldschlösschen, 2014
plasticine and plastic eye on beer can, 14 x 10 x 7 cm
image courtesy the artist and T293, Napoli / Roma
Unknown Feldschlösschen (2014) is part of the project Contemporary Comedy by MARTIN SOTO CLIMENT which revolves around the notion of death and more specifically the assumed trajectory of an artistic career. Through the bodies of work of different artists that have been more or less fabricated by MARTIN, the project not only explores different aspects and concepts related to contemporary art but also reveals elements of MARTIN SOTO CLIMENT‘s processes.
The series of crumpled beer cans adorned with realistic faces of plasticine is a collaboration with pseudo American artist JOHN BROWN (1989, New York) and evokes SOTO CLIMENT’s early works. Two other pieces than the one presented above – Monster (2014) and Modelo (2014) – are currently part of the group exhibition Road to Ruin that is on view at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto until July 18, 2015.