Michal Fargo (born, 1984) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. Last year was productive for the artist and designer. She was a finalist for the WOW prize in China and a recipient of the Clore & Bezalel grant for full tuition for MA studies at the Royal College of Art, London. In 2014 she exhibited twice at Maison & Objet, Paris and a third time at the Vallauris Ceramic Biennale in Vallauris, France. She’s been a teacher of visual art at the Kaye Academic College of Education in Beersheba, Israel.
Above image: Michal Fargo, Cutting Tools, porcelain. Photographs by Sylvain Deleu, courtesy of the artist.
She submitted a project, Cutting Tools, to CFile andstates that the series is a collection of ceramic knives inspired by stone tool aesthetics. She said he began with what she called “cave man aesthetics” before transforming those into objects that also have a contemporary visual vocabulary.
The artist states:
“The knives are made of solid Parian porcelain clay that is sculpted by hand and tool sculpting. While working on this project, I have observed the morphology of cutting objects while trying to create different surface manipulations, and, at the same time, play with the practical and aesthetic definitions that lie between tool and sculpture.”
The photographs you see here were taken by the talented ceramics photographer Sylvain Deleu.
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