Hugo Meert, Terrarist

Hugo Meert, Terrarist  (particular)

In Hugo Meert’s sculpture little men shaped out of enamelled ceramic disintegrate the fruits of human labour - the vase - climbing up its walls holding small hammers with which they chip away at the edges breaking them into bits. Hugo Meert seems to be interpreting his vase along Luddite lines, inspired by both Art & Craft tradition and Punk aesthetics.

Hugo Meert, Terrarist. “Cambiar el mundo con un vaso de flores”, Italian Cultural Institute, Madrid, 2010

Terrarist by Hugo Meert was prototyped in Albisola (Italy) on occasion of the travelling exhibition “Changing the world with a vase of flowers”, MUDAC-Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts, Lausanne, 2011; Pierluigi and Natalina Remotti Foundation-City of Camogli, 2010-2011; Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid-Italian Embassy in Spain, 2010.
Terrarist was also presented at the exhibition “Ultrabody”, Castello Sforzesco, Milan.