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Sebastian CRUPI

Kew High School
VCE Studio Arts 3 & 4

Artist statement: Routines govern human activity, some can be subtle, some apparent, and some are unquestioned. 'Espresso theatre' explores the subtle coffee routine that goes unquestioned for many. Using the unique form of coffee pots as subject matter, I appropriated Olive Cotton's ‘Tea cup ballet’ (1935) to create a work that is familiar yet prompts my viewer to question their own routines. Using a digital camera, artificial lighting, and editing software, I was able to enhance my images to illuminate the beauty within the structure of the coffee routine. By presenting part of my artwork on a rotating cylinder, I am inviting my viewer to consider the cyclic nature of routine itself.

Espresso theatre (detail)  2021
chromogenic print
36.5 x 27.8 cm
courtesy of the artist and Kew High School

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