The Austrian designer Carol Christian Poell filters through his unusual genius the essential characteristics of objects that a dystopian exasperation translates into works of art.
A tanned horse takes over the role of an impressive couch, fully preserving his own skin and other external parts of his previous existence, such as teeth, feet, tail and mane. The menacing sculptured shape, made by a Carol design, gives back the real identity that the horse has inside the Austrian artist’s extreme imagery. Some accessories are dipped into blocks of thick rubber, in order to obtain a constrictive effect. Through the technique of “object dyed”, the crystallized objects seem to stifle into the solids, transmitting a sense of complete immobility. The circle movement, main theme of the Male and Fe-male Collection 2006, is developed into a spiral carpet with buckle, in which the dimension of cutting the leather is graphically exaggerated to the maximum possible. Poell‘s incredible creativity challenges the conventional by adapting the same unique techniques used in the production of clothes and accessories, to objects linked with the everyday life; throwing on the outside world the dark shadow of his eccentric and extraordinary mind.