Sunday, 3 February 2008

Marten Medbo

Velvet series by Marten Medbo.

Marten Medbo was showing his Velvet Series at Collect. I was immediately drawn to these strange creaures which looked like they were made of felt - soft and strange. They were actually very hard and cold to the touch and were made of ceramic. Marten was represented by a gallery from Stockholm called Konsthantverkanrna which translates as The Craftspeople. The gallery is Sweden's oldest and largest craft co-operative with a membership of over 160 artists. It was their first time at Collect and their collection was really good.