There are some things that we just take for granted. How many times have I really looked at and appreciated a piece of furniture from the 17th century? Gods, maybe twice? The artist Sabastian Brajkovic uses traditional techniques, to re-create works from that era, but with a very strong contemporary re-take. And his simple re-examinations make us all realize how much we aren’t seeing.
The artist’s mind can be somewhat ‘read’ in the following statement describing one of his works:
‘My very first thought with making this design was actually a practical one. I wanted to create more space on a singular chair by “extruding” the seat’s surface area. This extruding idea came from a Photoshop function where you can pick a row of pixels and extend them as long as you want. This modern computer method aided me to devise new ways of sketching as a contradictory partner in my design process. In this paradoxical sense, using antique forms was the next logical step.’