Decapitated, flayed, pierced, crushed, hung, disemboweled, trampled, and collapsed—such are the torments Laurent Craste visits upon his works. The vases sometimes incorporate the instrument of their torture: crowbar, screwdriver, knife, bat, axe, wrench, brick. Here I examine the various operative aspects of Craste’s Sévices series. Produced between 2008 and 2016, it is his most important work to date.
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