Martin Sæther: ToileMartin Sæther
Incessant, slow labor underpins the laconic vocabulary of Martin Sæther (NO, b. 1986). Trite toilet paper flowers and knobbly wallpaper surfaces are examined, manipulated, and scaled up by collecting and soaking surplus newspapers, grinding this to papier-mâché, and casting large-sized reliefs. At UKS, these wallpaper pieces are mounted onto life-size hand-crafted cupboards. The combined gesture informs the artist’s meticulous reassessment of local domestic objects, decoration, and interiors.