Florence Tanet finds such simple ways to express herself, it’s hard to believe we hadn’t thought of it before. But the poetry inherent in her imagery is a lot more complex than it’s simple premise leads you to believe.
Previous clientele of Florence’s include The New Yorker, Frankie Magazine
and Diesel -amongst others- and it’s easy to see why such big names are enamored with her.
Florence takes familiar commodities, such as fruit, meat and vegetables and strips them back to individual pieces, slicing them together to create new forms. It’s hard to tell if the objects of her work are even real, they’re so perfectly stationary and ordered.
One of her more surreal and otherworldly series includes an artful array of perfectly aligned flicks of caramel sauce, an arrangement of fruit painted blue, a deer head poking from behind a matte background, and a steaming plate.
The intentions of Florence’s work aren’t entirely clear, which leaves the abstract beauty inherent in the work open to the viewer’s interpretations.
Words/ Ruby Giles