Bharti Parmar | Poundland Tile
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Poundland Tile

Poundland Tile

2013
Paper, Fablon, wood and shellac
(30 x 30 cm unframed)
Edition of 4

Poundland Tile is a parquetry style floor tile made from Fablon.

An artwork about paradoxes, it is highly crafted using marquetry techniques but made from Fablon, a cheap vinyl covering famous in the 1970s for modernising furniture. It is modelled on a printed faux floor tile from the UK discount store Poundland, which itself mimics a high quality artefact. Poundland Tile is situated in the Surrealist-derived engagement with multiples, comments on the vernacular and contributes to the critique of high/low art and craft.

This work is part of an ongoing series which subverts marquetry techniques.