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The Sweet Perfume of Decay by Märta Mattsson

Exhibition  /  30 Aug 2014  -  23 Sep 2014
Published: 28.08.2014
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Sintra Gallery presents the solo exhibition ’The Sweet Perfume of Decay’ by Märta Mattsson. Through the use of wings from butterflies, cicadas and moths, the artist explores the creation of new animal species. Inspired by the Rorschach test, the relevant symmetry of the wings it's a starting point for this exploration too.

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Märta Mattsson
During this year I have been working on new pieces where I use wings from butterflies, cicadas and moths. The idea of mimicry and transforming the wings to look like new species of animal appeals to me. By assembling and building new bodies out of the wings I can create mysterious creatures that uses the esthetic qualities of the wings but without making them too pretty and flower like.

As well as exploring the idea of creating new species I am also interested in the symmetry of the wings and how I can explore this in a new way. I find inspiration in images from the Rorschach test. The inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation. Psychologists use this test in an attempt to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of their patients. This test is often employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorders and differentiating psychotic from non-psychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to openly admit to psychotic thinking.
- Märta Mattsson
Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Wings, 2014. Copper electroformed cicada, cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver. 20 x 15 x 2 cm. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Wings, 2014
Copper electroformed cicada, cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver
20 x 15 x 2 cm
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Wings, 2014. Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, crushed stone, glitter, silver. 12 x 6 x 1 cm. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Wings, 2014
Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, crushed stone, glitter, silver
12 x 6 x 1 cm
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Märta Mattson. Necklace: The Hunt, 2013. Copper electroformed spiders, cubic zirconias, resin, lacquer, wood, silver. 60 x 30 x 4 cm. Märta Mattson
Necklace: The Hunt, 2013
Copper electroformed spiders, cubic zirconias, resin, lacquer, wood, silver
60 x 30 x 4 cm
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Wings, 2013. Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver. 13 x 10 x 1 cm. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Wings, 2013
Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver
13 x 10 x 1 cm
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