Sproxton Award for Photography - 2011 winner
Deodorant Games by Antonio Marguet brings together sculpture and photography in an exploration of the cultural and material construction of consumer identities. In his images the raw materials of consumer culture playfully seek their future forms.
The 2011 judges: Paul Wombell and Renee Mussai (MA Photography graduate 2004)
By building these tableau assemblages of objects with the only intention that they become photographs, Antonio’s pictures seem to ask the question to what extent there is a need for the image.
Does the subject-object exist beyond the surface? Is his work playing with the idea of what a ‘picture’ actually is in relationship to the object?
Inspired by notions of being confronted by a world of abundance and choices, ‘frictions’ between materials and objects that operate on different levels is a constant through his practice.
His narratives tackle and celebrate the absurd. In his work, absurdity achieves a density that below the surface holds a profound realm of being.
View more work by Antonio at antoniomarguet.com