paprika oven

This sculpture was made with the express function to cook a single paprika during the opening of an exhibition. Said vegetable was cut and distributed among those present. The smoke of the burning coals exited through an improvised chimney made with rebar covered with aluminum foil while the smell of barbecued paprika filled the exhibition room.

The oven worked as a sort of forced performance, because the paprika and fire had to be tended to constantly. The absurdity of the object is made greater by the deliberately unstable looking base of the oven and the fact of using it as a surface for watercolor paintings and pencil drawings of plants.

It is part of the series of Garden of Drawings.

mixed media, paprika, coal | 250 x 50 x50 cm | 2019