Study of an Absolut Bottle(Burlap) Sculpture by Nathaniel Ferguson

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Sculpture: Ceramic, Latex, Paint on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Canvas.

Through the mediums of porcelain, latex and canvas a composition is laid for reflections into the intersections between fine art, design, marketing and advertising. The Absolut vodka bottle is first cast in fine white porcelain, hand painted and filled with orange latex before being dropped on a square raw canvas. This arrangement by chance is reminiscent and reflective of Jackson Pollock paintings, Hans Arp's Untitled (squares arranged according to the laws of chance), Ai Wei Wei's Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Niki De Saint Phalle's Shooting Paintings, Julian Schnabel plate paintings and Daniel Spoerri assemblages.

The inclusion and reason for choosing Absolut as the bottle for this painting are multifaceted. To begin, the iconic bottle is designed after a century old medicine bottle and has become one of the most recognizable and delightfully marketed alcohols of the 21st century. Additionally, the company’s history of commissioning and supporting visual artists to design and create advertisements is both inspiring and intriguing. By using this bottle a certain homage is paid to the company as well as these artists which include Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and many others


Study of an Absolut Bottle(Burlap)

Nathaniel Ferguson

Canada

Sculpture

Size: 30 W x 30 H x 3 in

This artwork is not for sale.

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