Laurent Craste

Laurent Craste’s sculptural work questions our concept of beautiful, collectible objects, introducing into 18th and 19th century porcelain techniques an unsettling degree of violence and disorder.  His otherwise immaculate vases, impaled with axes, wrenches, or baseball bats, take on a sinister tone, confronting us not as cool symbols of class, but as reminders of less certain, more nuanced chapters in human history.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Art is currently holding an exhibition of Craste’s work and it will run until November 15th, 2013.  

Laurent Craste lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

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