The pottery series “Ice & Juice Bar” is freshly made by Hsian Jung Chen in his studio The Fruit Shop.
Chen often distills idea into pottery forms of no obvious utility, but yet they go in harmony with everyday life — a “rational irrationality”, as the artist puts it, that exists in life. The modestly glazed pieces carry the reminiscence of colors, forms and delights of many common fruits, and a certain tropical temperament in the nature that inspires the artist.
In Food Pose, Chen installs the food sets in the kitchen. The food and pottery duo reflects and interprets each other.
The original pottery pieces were shown in Chen’s solo exhibition “The Coconut Show” at Pon Ding in Taipei, 2016.