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Polymer Vessels by Roan Florez

Cultural context, as a minority and as a woman, is central to the artist’s work. Applying traditional ceramic processes to mixed media acts as a metaphor for the life of a second generation immigrant challenging the strictures of gender, and continually negotiating the divide between indigenous and western culture.

The influence of street art - the arabesques and fades of graffiti - is unmistakable in both color and construction. Trash, found objects, are at the core of each wildly transformed vessel. A can or bottle encrusted in polymer resin, spray paint and epoxy transcends its component parts to become a florid psychedelic fantasy, loaded with implicit reference to economic disparity and cultural hybridization.


Available Objects

Purchasing inquiries: info@cultureobject.com

1152
"Tamoxifen" found object, resin, automotive metal flake paint & clear lacquer vase, unique.
Inv.#1152
14.25in.H x 8.75in.W x 7.75in.D
Price: $2,850
1153
"Daraprim" found object, resin, automotive metal flake paint & clear lacquer vase, unique.
Inv.#1153
8.75in.H x 10in.W x 8.75in.D
Price: $2,750
1075
"AGENT ORANGE, Single Bloom Decay Vessel" found object, plastics, resin, paint and matte archival sealant, unique. Inv.#1075
11.5in.H x 6.5in.W x 6in.D
Price: $875
1073
sold
1072
"Pink Ghetto, Toxic Decay Vase", found object, plastics, resin, glitter, paint and matte archival sealant, unique, Inv.#1072
Measures 11.25in.H x 6.75in.D
Price: $950
1074
"ZYKLON B, Organ Collapse Decay Vase", found object, plastic, resin, paint and matte archival
sealant, unique, Inv.#1074
Measures 8.5in.H x 6in.D
Price: $800
1155
"Ponatinib" found object, resin, automotive metal flake paint & clear lacquer vase, unique.
Inv.#1155
9.5in.H x 5.5in.D
Price: $1,850
1157
"Makena" found object, resin, automotive metal flake paint & clear lacquer bowl, unique.
Inv.#1157
8.25in.H x 9.75in.D
Price: $1,650
1156
"Thiolia" found object, resin, automotive metal flake paint & clear lacquer vase, unique.
Inv.#1156
6.5in.H x 6.75in.D
Price: $1,450