As an artist (in this case, David Jien) what do you do when you’ve created a body of work (in this case Exodus) so brilliantly executed and far flung in its mythical references and bizarre abstractions that you don’t really know what to make next?
For LA-based artist David the answer lies in a series of funny sculptures, which push character design off the page and into the 3D realm. Some of them resemble mosaic eggs with faces on, sobbing angry white tears onto a downturned mouth. Others look more like a pale butternut squash might do after one too returning to its desk after many shandies of a Friday lunchtime. Beautifully crafted from ceramics and mirrored tiles, the series looks exactly like what we’d imagined David’s sorcerers and dog-people might do given a life of their own outside of this fantastical drawings.