FAUX PRINTING PETRIFIED PORCELAIN
Wallpaper in the medievals were used by the noble as a decorative with the combined purpose of being the heat retaining layer between cold stone walls and the room. During the 1800’s wallpaper became more common due to modernized printing techniques and less expensive materials. Possibilities to customize your own wallpaper grew and they where often made of smaller sheets of paper 50x60 cm, glued to the wall using a rye flour goo.
The title FAUX PRINTING PETRIFIED PORCELAIN plays with the concept 'faux painting' a technique that replicate the appearance of materials such as wood, stone and marble. Instead of painting I have used risography, a printing technique where vegetable colors are printed on uncoated paper, to replicate the pattern on objects that I have made in porcelain. Risoprints are limited to A3 format and the wallpapers were built up patterning sheets together.
Exhibition "Wonderful Everyday" with DOTDOTDOT, 2020. The participating artists were invited to interpret a concept, an object or piece of furniture related to the home.
(C) Emma Friberg 2019