Murray Gaylard - »VIVA LA LABIA«


In the latest collaboration Atelier Hornemann is working together with Murray Gaylard. Born in 1974, he is a contemporary artist and performer from South Africa living in Berlin. Through his work, he questions our relationship with our social environment and the meaning of being someone who “matters” in our society. Even if he doesn’t limit himself to any themes or mediums, it is always the human condition and its definition which is at the heart of his creation. Murray Gaylard studied English literature, psychology and social sciences and sociology. In 2006, he moved to Frankfurt am Main to study art at the Städelschule, Germany's most acclaimed art school. Murray's work has been presented at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam and is in many high profile private art collections.

VIVA LA LABIA by Murray Gaylard x Georg Hornemann

After eating a blueberry muffin, Murray one day folded the paper mould and put it on his desk. Struck by its form he had to think of the shell in Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”. The way the blueberries had burst and naturally stained the paper he found to be extremely beautiful. Turning the folded paper around he was reminded of flowers, envelopes, shells, and yes, also a vagina - all of which have one thing in common: a crevice or opening, into which something is allured or drawn.

Using these casted blueberry Muffins Hornemann created unique series of rings as a wearable jewelry sculpture. However the starting point was a painting.