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No1 Crush

Original sculpture from series of 5, 2023
Oil paint, papier-mâché, plaster of Paris

Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Exhibition A

7.00 h x 3.50 dia in

17.78 h x 8.89 dia cm
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About the Work

We are pleased to have collaborated once again with Mia Chaplin to release another series of original vessels, following her sold out 2021 series of unique sculptures. Born in South Africa and currently based in Cape Town, we’re thrilled for the opportunity to continue introducing Chaplin, a young artist on the rise, to our broad base of collectors, fellow artists, and contemporary art enthusiasts. Chaplin’s practice, comprising oil paintings on canvas and paper, as well as bronze and plaster sculptures, resonates with an intuitive emotionality – there is an earthen, eternal sense to the motifs that bind. Dense impasto is present throughout her oeuvre, as if to underscore the layered emotion, thick and abstract, like remnants from a dream.

Reflecting on her process to create this new series, Chaplin describes, “My sculptures are usually a lot bigger and time consuming so I found that with these small vessels I can work in a way that feels more intimate. I think given their size — you can easily hold them in your hands — the objects become like good luck charms that you can return to and feel a different connection with depending on the space you're in.” Remarking on what intrigued her about working with Exhibition A to create this new series, Chaplin says, “One thing that drew me to this collaboration is the scale. I don’t often get the opportunity to show smaller ‘sketches’ or models for the larger works as they can easily be dwarfed in [an exhibition]. I like that [Exhibition A’s] platform gives [these vessels] the opportunity to be viewed and appreciated as precious handheld objects. It is also a great honor to have my work shown in a group of such diverse, talented artists from across the world."

Artist Biography

Mia Chaplin (b. 1990, South Africa) has held solo exhibitions at No Man’s Art Gallery (Amsterdam), WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town), and Salon 91 (Capetown) among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at Kummelholmen (Stockholm), Cunningham Contemporary (Johannesburg), IZIKO Museum (Cape Town), and Galerie extérieure at Cité internationale des arts (Paris). Chaplin lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Authentication & Resale

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Exhibition A. 

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