Richard Gasper

Richard Gasper

Flower Toilet (2015)

"From the outset of designing a toilet I wanted to approach the project with a contradiction or a question: how to both embrace and celebrate the traditions of ceramic product design yet underpin and playfully challenge its premise of functionality? What I have aimed to create is an object which is both hard and soft, ultitarian but decorative, industrial and camp. It embodies both a more ‘hand made” or ‘craft’ based approach to ceramics along side the strict geometry and precision needed to create a functioning object akin to that made in a factory. In keeping with the traditions of craft yet in a far more brash or raw manner I have also incorporated flower arrangement. The final result is a functioning object and one of a remix - I feel its little like Berghain meets The Smiths."

Richard Gasper lives and works in London. He graduated from Slade School of Art in 2005 followed by an MA from Royal College of Art in 2007. He was resident at The British School at Rome, awarded the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, between 2010 and 2011. Exhibitions include: Galvanized Hydrangea, Johannes Vogt Gallery New York (2015) Miart, KINMAN Gallery (2015), White Heat, KINMAN Gallery (2014), Smeared With The Gold of The Opulent Sun, ###/emem###Ruby, Curated by Eddie Peake, Gallery Vela, London (2012); Apocalipstix, The Nunnery, Bow Arts Trust, London (2011); Mortars at Dawn: survey of emerging artists, Leroy House with Carter Presents (2010) and Uber-Flux, Take Courage Project Space (2010).

Richard Gasper

Flower Toilet (2015)

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High fire ceramic, white glaze with tinted glass, polished jezmonite, flowers, stainless steel & internal toilet mechanism

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