Refrigerator

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Charlotte Fosdike uses her formative art project, Refrigerator, to provide an ongoing narrative of the worth within everyday objects. Refrigerator follows a minimalist style; an item is removed from the fridge, placed in her studio and photographed. Throughout the ongoing installations, the food objects’ textures, pigments and personalities are illuminated. As such, the discreet approach paradoxically radiates the object’s pre-existing beauty.

Through such a modest action, Refrigerator argues the placement of an object within a predetermined narrative, such as a food item destined for consumption, undermines its value. However, the individual can locate an object’s unique qualities through, simply, stopping and recognising them. Through this, Refrigerator questions the validity of taking great lengths in pursuit of the extraordinaire whilst labelling simple objects as ordinary and bland. Refrigerator exemplifies, through a simplified perspective, beauty is inherent within the everyday.

 
 
 
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a lemon
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a crab
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a courgette
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a pear
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a mushroom
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a trunip
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a slice of cucumber
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of an octopus
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a fig
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a mushroom
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a slice of quince
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a passionfruit
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a parsnip
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art clue-up photograph of a date
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a lamb chop
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art clue-up photograph of a mushroom
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art photograph of a manderin
 A simple, minimalist, contemporary, fine art clue-up photograph of a pear
 

Statement written by Tahney Fosdike