Antonia Basler's Photographs Explore Foul Ready-Made Culture

 - Mar 2, 2013
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Antonia Basler's mass production photography has an admirable intended message. The artist explores the artificially, ready-made culture in his body of work by placing the mass produced products such as plastic forks, processed meat and perfectly pre-cut sardines in a clutter on various surfaces and photographing them.

The photographs reveal the unnatural nature of these unfortunately every day products quite acutely through the sad, pastel vibrant colors shining through the frames.

Although the colors complement each other quite gorgeously, the thought of seeing them on our food and other very frequently used products creates an interesting and disturbing feeling to the viewer.

Though as a photography project, the work is quite well thought out and creates an appropriate gut reaction when observed.