Perishable vase by Marcin RUSAK
Floral and resin vase
This cylindrical vessel, reminiscent of a krater vase, is a spectacular marriage of ancient motif and use of contemporary material. With a strong form, the vase is constructed of molded and cast resin encasing dried floral remnants. Creating a stark pattern on the surface of the vessel, the floral elements seem to freeze and float within the structural material.
Victor Horta Museum (Rue Américaine 27, 1050 Bruxelles)
6 September - 7 October 2018
14h00 > 17h30 (Tu > Sun)
Marcin Rusak (born in 1987, Warsaw, Poland) is an artist and multidisciplinary designer interested in ideas of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. Specializing in storytelling, process and material investigation his work often incorporates research, object and installation as well as visual creations to explore overlooked details of our lives which recreated and reimagined are shown again in a different light.
As the son and grandson of flower growers he has long been fascinated by these natural sources of inspiration and decoration. Engaging them in his creative process began by reusing waste to investigate new decorative elements within every day objects and led to a rich body of work ranging from research and storytelling to cultural criticism around consumption and future scenarios.
Marcin Rusak lives and works in London, United Kingdom. Rusak has received an MA in Design Products from London’s Royal College of Arts. Recently Rusak was awarded the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize for emerging artists. He has exhibited at group shows including “What is Luxury?” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Design Miami/Basel, as well as London, Milan and Dubai design fairs. Recently he had his first solo show at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery in London.
Portrait picture by Kat Green