Artist Chrystl Rijkeboer Contemporary sentimental porcelain figurines with a modern touch: spiky COVID-19 molecules hide the facial features of the figures and make the largely wealthy and artistically dressed figures both anonymous and everyday in modern contexts.
Whether you are posing for a portrait or in the middle of curtsy, Rijkeboer’s pieces mock the long-made Meissen figuresthat have been in production since the 18th century and often romanticize an antiquated world, “in which women are not relevant, but are nice and glamorous,” she tells Colossal. “For me, it’s mainly about the position as a woman and an artist. The pandemic has made it clear that artists are the first to be classified as unnecessary. “
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