If there’s one thing that Parisian designers Ill-Studio know better than anything else it’s 90s pop culture. The pair seem to base their entire practice around FILA leisurewear, contemporary cartoons, any number of pairs of AirMax and that horrendous DVD logo that haunted us through the early years of films on disc.
The impact of these objects and culture is observable in their day-to-day output, but get them together for a gallery show and the exhibits reek of 90s kitsch, combining industrial materials, gaudy iridescent patterns and imagery created from digitally manipulated photographs that have their tongues firmly in cheeks. And that’s exactly what’s on offer at Fetishistic Scopophilia, the studio’s latest show; a carefully curated archive of tawdry objects that we can all derive a guilty kind of pleasure from observing.
Fetishistic Scopophilia runs until March 14 at 12Mail, Paris.