Ole!

Ole!

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Ole! is a fusion of individually sourced emblematic ceramic pieces exploring this iconic aspect of Spanish culture as seen through foreign eyes.

The work churns with colour and energy, signifying the challenge not only in the romanticised battle between the matador and bull themselves, but also the clash between cultural ideologies and traditional artistic concepts.

Ole! is slip cast in white earthenware with mid-fire to low temperature glazes usually found in low art and commercial ceramics.  Such glazes rarely appear in galleries or fine art works.  Ole! represents the accessibility of mass production for the ordinary consumer.

Ole! continues themes in Sophi’s work in providing a commentary on the everchanging contextual environment, layering historical themes with modern reinterpretations, and the re-purposing of historical ceramics. 

Materials: slip cast white earthenware, glazes

Dimensions: 26.8 x 29 x 22 cm

Meet the Maker: Sophi Suttor's work examines the loss of habitat and its replacement by the generic she is looking at specimens through the filter of the work of Rohan Ellis. Producing fragments of the generic as a demonstration of how easily we lose the detail and cultural stamp of our personal landscape

Works are childlike and toy like to highlight how easily we are seduced by pretty things. Using lots of generic flowers and toy like items to highlight how readily we accept the generic. This acceptance erodes national identity and leads to devaluation of all things native to Australia this process is aided and abetted by globalisation.