Melissa Faithful for Art-Sheep
What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you see a porcelain decorative? If it’s your grandmother, don’t worry, you are not alone in this, it’s a global grandma thing. And what if I were to tell you that there is a thing you can do in order to make your grandma be disgusted of porcelains?
Maria Rubinke creates the most imaginative -and macabre, porcelain figures. Her work could be described as bizarre, horrific and of course, anti-grandma, as it is consisted of skeletons, dead babies and a lot of blood. Her innocent-looking figures suffer tragic realities such us having their brains poured in a bathtub or having to drink their own blood.
Rubinke, who is a graduate of the Glass and Ceramic School of Bornholm, puts her experience to good use as she masters the technique of sculpting in her surreal works. Her dark aesthetic is translated into both her porcelains and their titles, with some of them being, I Died A Hundred Times and Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t After You.
So unless you want to give your grandma a good scare, I suggest you hide the information regarding the existence of Maria Rubinke and her work. But if you are a bit daring, I suggest you get one of these and proudly display it.