Reniel Del Rosario
Disclaimer: My work is always fluctuating—look at my Instagram to get a better look at work available for purchase/rent or get in contact.
I work in an expanded ceramics field that combines objects and interactivity. Every project starts off in the ceramic form: from donuts to cigarettes to burial jars to cannabis, the objects I make are produced in multiples to enhance their abundance in a style full of inconsistencies in both the clay body and glaze application that reject mass production’s ideal quality.
These objects are then activated through social interaction and situations. These projects include a delicatessen where the public can purchase fake food for the price of the real thing, ceramic cult objects (such as toilet paper and images of Jesus on toast) put up on eBay to incite bidding wars, make-believe burial jars mimicking anthropological finds, selling garbage as fine art, and ceramic American imports sold on the streets of the Philippines. My work doesn’t seek to solve any issues; instead its mimicries, odd situations, and satirical performances prompt interactions and reflections from those that participate and even simply look.