Nicholas Bastin

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Nicholas Bastin

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EXHIBITED WORK
Three Ornamental Brooches: Styrofoam Elk, Blue Valise and the The Path is Closed
925 silver, stainless steel, gold plate, guilding metal, brass, synthetic white spinel, synthetic ruby, citrine, aquamarine, polyurethane resin, Bioresin, epoxy, wood, enamel paint, glitter
9 x 8 x 2.5cm approx each
$2,970 set

ARTIST STATEMENT
This is a group of three brooches, each one imagined as an ornamental object ‘extracted’ from a two dimensional Anime world. Each brooch is tangible but endowed with a quality of the hyperreal. Material and colour suggest the vividness of the visual characteristics of the comic book/animation genre, but also the exaggerated mythology of these particular types of stories. In turn these objects create a new otherworld narrative, one where a fragment of refuse has mutated into a new post apocalyptic member of the genus Cervus; a peculiar case that has no opening; and a cameo that depicts a bejewelled blocked wormhole.

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