25th Biennial of Vallauris
Terra Italia
Cinema Eden
Vallouris/FRANCE


fainted landscape // body ruins (compound and comminuted fracture of the right wrist, I’ll rest for a while)
, 2019 | glazed earthenware, poplar boxes and multilayer Finnish birch (both salvaged) | 182 x 247 x 144 cm

detail from: fainted landscape // body ruins (compound and comminuted fracture of the right wrist, I’ll rest for a while), 2019 | glazed earthenware, poplar boxes and multilayer Finnish birch (both salvaged) | 182 x 247 x 144 cm

detail from: fainted landscape // body ruins (compound and comminuted fracture of the right wrist, I’ll rest for a while), 2019 | glazed earthenware, poplar boxes and multilayer Finnish birch (both salvaged) | 182 x 247 x 144 cm

detail from: fainted landscape // body ruins (compound and comminuted fracture of the right wrist, I’ll rest for a while), 2019 | glazed earthenware, poplar boxes and multilayer Finnish birch (both salvaged) | 182 x 247 x 144 cm

detail from: fainted landscape // body ruins (compound and comminuted fracture of the right wrist, I’ll rest for a while), 2019 | glazed earthenware, poplar boxes and multilayer Finnish birch (both salvaged) | 182 x 247 x 144 cm

Body ruins
John McKinley

As the second part of the title indicates, after an accident that made him temporarily unable to work, the artist submits for the Biennale an installation consisting of mutilated terracotta bodies, in ruins, laying on a wooden architecture deriving from industrial production. The ruin, the fainting, the dissipation of the body and the landscape. The engravings, also inspired by antiquity, are revisited as contemporary allegories.