London Design Festival 2015 – Artist, collector and set designer Anna Lomax’s exhibition, Luxury Goods, explores changing definitions of luxury.
Exhibiting at Hoxton Square’s KK Outlet until 26 September 2015, Luxury Goods consists of an amalgamation of new and retrospective works inspired by the objects in Anna Lomax’s personal collection. The exhibition employs Pound Shop materials, such as inflatable swimming rings and balloons, to create objects that reflect everyday indulgence.
Lomax abandoned traditional notions of luxury to explore her fascination with popular culture, so that the everyday and mundane are re-ascribed an elevated, cult status. ‘I’m interested in the material status of the object taking on a new and exciting lease of life,’ she explains.
This method of attributing new meaning to well-known objects creates a balance between nostalgia and fantasy by presenting products we have grown up with in whimsical contexts.
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