Terra Delft Gallery got to know about Andrins art works at the London art fair COLLECT when her work was shown at a collegue gallery. Terra Delft Gallery introduces the Swiss artist Caroline Andrin in the Netherlands. After an artist in residence period in Rome she arrives after Oxford and Montreal in Brussels, were she still lives and works.
My work explores the manufacturing process, more in particular thetechnique of moulding. The objects stem from the principle that one formcontains another and that one function may engender a new one. For the series SKIN GAME I use leather gloves to create a range ofceramic objects. They could be hung in the hall of a country house or achalet in the woods. The title associates skin, notably that of theanimal which man likes to wear, with the double meaning of ‘game’: theplay and the prize of the hunt. Clay is traditionally poured into plaster moulds. Here the gloves, cutup, sewn and reassembled, are used directly as moulds. Once the objectshave been fired they cultivate intrigue and play with the ambiguity ofmaterial and form. This project was initiated in 2011 with a first series of trophies. Theobjects form a collection of an imaginary bestiary. A collectioninspired by the bewitched North of Twin Peaks, where nature, man andbeast meet in a play that is at once candid, sensual and sometimesbestial. In the transformation from skin-tight accessory to mountedobject, the leather gloves assume their full meaning.