Some work by Liliana Ovalle

 

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Underlay, Overlay
En Concreto
Open Fires
Totem
Claroscuro
Cumulo
Sinkhole Vessels
Vera Thinks of Boxes
Looking Pewter
The Chroma Season
Colour Me Tables
Patio
Lomita
Verdiazul
Piedras Tables
Piedras Lamp
El Otro (de los Mugrosos)
Mugroso
Mugrosita
Table Stripping
Crash Bench
Fragment of a Staircase
Fuego Lento
Altar in a Corner
Table Shedding

 
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Mugroso

 
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The Mugroso Series started in 2006, where the first sofa was developed during my studies at the Royal College of Art. The project was based on a photographic research where I explored the hectic historical centre of Mexico City, portraying scenarios of improvisation and low resources where people find the way of putting bits and pieces together in order to compose functional everyday objects. The objects grow in what appear random and sometimes absurd compositions, following no planning or safety concerns. The results are beautiful collages of bright plastic colors and filthy bits of different materials, each one connected differently.
The sofas explore the aesthetics and logic of this “system” by using the knot as a the connecting element between a series of cushions and a basic structure.

Materials: Metal structure, iroko and screen-printed fabrics. 
Dimensions: 175x 203x 90 cms
Year of production: 2006

 
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