Contemporary art by Fiona Roberts is showcased on an exhibition named Intimate Vestiges which is a collection of wonderful and weird objects.
The house and the body are palimpsests of life events with their history inscribed into every surface. They are repositories of treasured moments, of everyday routines and memories, of growing up or growing old, of accidents, of habits, and of fear and trauma.
The subjective nature of the home is explored through a variety of body textures that are obscured by pattern, repetition, and traditional ornamentation in household furnishings.
This way, the artist created this sculptures having in mind the moments we live in our places.
This blurs the boundaries between the home and body, making it difficult to determine where the house ends and where the person begins.
The conventional items of the home that generally go unnoticed become the focus of our attention and quietly reveal their personal history.
Roberts has transformed a simple chair into an anthropomorphized Frankenstein creature: the leather sections now feature tiny pink gaping mouths, baring their teeth and ready to chomp at whatever touches them.
Intimate Vestiges deals with questions of the ‘other’ – what is human, and where do our human bodies, memories and experiences end?