In this Miami episode, we continue our investigation into the theme of “Digital Ornamentalism”. Informed by extremely heterogeneous visual infuences, the works presented here strike us for an aesthetic language that seemingly attempts to transmute the digital obsession of recent years back into material form. It’s as if NFT culture has come full circle, resurfacing in the physical world and attempting to surpass it, transcending the virtual while retaining its decorative signature.
This is the case for Hannah Lim’s pottery, even though her work originates from research on ancient Asian craftsmanship; and it is even more literal in Ryan Decker’s lamps or Isabel Rower’s wooden stools, liberally tagged with illustrations. The same emerges from the acidic, viral patterns that inhabit Stefania Ruggiero’s carpets or from Clara Schweers, Delphine Lejeune, and Kurina Sohn’s ethereal fowers-sculptures that weave borosilicate glass with 3D printing.