The latest series by the duo Metz+Racine, taken for the magazine Casa de Abitare, takes its inspiration from the 1920s paintings of Giorgio di Chirico. Their work is best described as “metaphysical”, as in their still lifes, which resonate with thoughts and feelings provoked by the “chance encounters”. Their compositions are not founded on what their subjects are, nor what they mean, what they’re used for, and how we can derive pleasure from them, but on the eccentricity of their shapes, colors, lights and material, and on the energy unleashed by their liberated approach to objects.
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