Tattooed Porcelain Figurines by Jessica Harrison. Flash Opens at Galerie L.J.

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Tattooed porcelain figurines by Jessica Harrison are featured in the Scottish artist’s first solo exhibition at Paris’ Galerie L.J. 

Tattooed Porcelain Figurines by Jessica Harrison

The exhibit, titled FLASH, features yet another incarnation of Jessica’s manipulated porcelain works. Earlier works by the artist –Broken Ladies– were of mutilated, decapitated and maimed female figurines. This time the classic porcelain ladies are tattooed with traditional sailor symbolism (Clipper ships, swallows, skulls, hearts, etc). These “Painted Ladies”, as they are called, are found objects the artist then alters.

Below are several images from the pieces as they appear in the exhibit:

The exhibit runs from May 15 through June 24th at Galerie L.J., 12 rue commines, 75003 Paris, France

Jessica Harrison
info and images are courtesy of Galerie L.J.

If you like contemporary takes on traditional porcelain figurines, you’ll love the sick and twisted work of Barnaby Barford seen here and here.