An artist’s practice is often fuelled by experimentation, be it with a new colour palette, medium or scale. But some like to push their own boundaries even further, bringing with them a plethora of unusual materials, from animal bones to kitchen roll. Amid the ceramics, glass and textiles set to be on show at this year’s Collect art fair, here’s our pick of some of the more unexpected materials and processes.
Jongjin Park (J Lohmann Gallery): kitchen paper roll, porcelain
Using so-called ‘crude’ materials such as kitchen paper and painting them with pigmented porcelain slip, Jongjin Park elevates the most humble of household items into something that appears fragile through its delicate layers. His millefeuille sculptures can use up to 1,000 paper sheets in one work.