In Eileen Cohen Süssholz’s latest work, colourful, abstract wall pieces bump up against familiar geometric signs and a baroque profusion of everyday objects cast in ceramic. She takes her cue from Jung, who said that our ancestors believed in the gods but we believe in vitamins. She hereby offers us some thoughtful insight into the fundamental forces that shape consumer culture today.
In effect, while in a sense renouncing the notion of art as window-on-the-world and engaging with the formal thing-in-itself nature of the object (i.e. its physical presence and material qualities) she surreptitiously asks what ‘our things’ tell us about our beliefs and deepest desires.