Chris Mitton: Revalue

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“revalue: to change the value of something or to consider it again.”

Revalue is the name of this series of sculptures by British artist Chris Mitton. By reinterpreting cultural objects in a contrasting material — in this case, handcarved carrara marble — Mitton’s work emphasizes the subjective nature of their value. From a crushed can to a grenade, Mitton’s “monuments to the mundane” are, for the most part, life size. A few large-scale exceptions above shown with the actual size can in the photo.

With skill and humor Chris Mitton makes us rethink the transitory.

There’s a similar thinking with Vlad Berte.

via TAG Fine Arts

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