Martine Camillieri is a French “artiste Platicienne” which means that the medium she works with is plastic. She defines her occupation as platicienne, detournement du quotidien, poétique de l’ordinaire. Tough translation. Here is my best shot at it: “ hijacking of the quotidian, poetry of the ordinary."
I had to laugh when I read her mission statement, because I so totally get it. Here I translate again:
“I work with plastic , a material extremely easy to find, because practically (and unhappily so) indestructible. But I like plastic as it appeared in our lives in the 60s. Green, yellow, red, pink, vibrant colors that have rocked the bourgeois interiors of that time, rather than colors such as off-white, straw, sand and ocean, colors that have nowadays become the bourgeois acceptable esthetique.
The website is filled with delightful stuff. I just wish the photos were larger so that I could play' I spy with my little eye' and spots the orginal elements she has “hijacked.” I love her ephemeral tables on the theme of Bollyfood. There is a wonderful sense of playfulness and humour in her compositions.
Thank you Design Sponge for this great discovery!
Here are quite a few pictures. I just couldn't choose! All images taken from Martine Camillieri’s website