Many artists have made it their mission to bring people's attention to the mundane objects that surround them on a daily basis, the Realia Series does just that. Nevertheless, instead of simply encouraging people to appreciate these often taken-for-granted items or look around themselves with fresh eyes, the Realia Series explores the idea of differing worlds, identities and more.
Put together by artist Juan Ortiz Apuy, the Realia Series involves tweaked items such as a dual lock as well as artistic interpretations of standard staples like a roll of measuring tape. Apuy writes, "My practice is informed by my personal experience of geographical and cultural relocation. My journey North from a small town in Costa Rica, from Spanish to English, from the so-called Third World to the First World has situated language as a place of struggle and an object of study."
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