Cootie Playing a Lute, Click Mort, 5.25 x 3.25 x 2.25 inches / 13.34 x 8.26 x 5.72 centimeters.
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Click Mort’s work centers on indiscreet modifications to vintage porcelain figurines. Each piece is a unique consolidation of two or more previously unrelated figures, bringing together objectively incongruous elements and making them visually and aesthetically congruent. The result is a sort of vaguely disorienting nostalgia, where the viewer is cozily brought back to a time and place that weren’t there to begin with.
Mr. Mort’s formal training consists of a single high school ceramics class, where the tendency of his pieces to explode when fired eventually led to him being banned from the kiln. He has since opted to work only with pre-fired materials. Other iterations of his recapitated figures have been shown at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles and Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas.
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