A Figurine for the Ages – Matthew Plummer-Fernandez’s Venus of Google

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Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's ongoing exploration of digital fabrication needs little introduction to CAN readers. Over the past few years the London-based artist has designed several series of exquisite artifacts that a viewer might be tempted to distill down to 'volumetric considerations of glitch aesthetics and low poly geometries', but that kind of surface reading would overlook a world of nuance. There are smart polemics about representation and replicability embedded within these abstract forms and Plummer-Fernandez is as dedicated to cultivating novel generative techniques as he is to reconciling their physical realization. Plummer-Fernandez was recently commissioned to produce a new work, titled Venus of Google, for Design Exquis and CAN was fortunate enough to engage him in a freewheeling conversation about the undertaking.

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