Art in everyday life: the mattress and its meanings.

Art in everyday life: the mattress and its meanings.

Art can be found almost everywhere, sometimes it is just a matter of seeing and making meanings on things that people find meaningless. Check out these artists and their works and see how they interpret an otherwise normal mattress into something packed with meaning.

Louise Riley’s Mattress Art: Weaving endless outcomes on a canvas that holds countless experiences.

Louise Riley’s mattress art holds a deep conceptual take on the ordinary mattress. The mattress is a canvas that she says carries human experiences – dreams, struggles and the everyday realities, something she calls, “The Theatre of Life”. The thread and embroidery represent countless possibilities and outcomes, something she attributes to the String Theory – the thread weaves through the canvas side-by-side creating various outcomes and figures. Check out her works and her interpretations on the about page of Saatchi and feel the emotions and experiences that every mattress art depicts.

Tracey Emin’s “My bed”, 1998: Depicting personal struggles through everyday objects.

This art piece by Tracey Emin is literally her bed in full display with all the filth. Her bed was displayed in its most frazzled state with everyday objects such as underwear, bloodstains, tissue, alcohol bottles, you name it in full display. This piece displays her emotional state after her break up – a depiction of her depressed and suicidal state. This piece used everyday objects to create an art that carries a heavy message that speaks to the people.

Tsahi Herzel Hacmon “Take it Back” : reinterpreting others experiences into something more personal.

This installation piece is part of Hacmon’s 2012 exhibit where he uses worn out commonplace objects from other people and makes art out of them. He reinterprets everyday objects while still emphasizing on the past histories and experiences of the objects and of the people who had them before, all while adding his own take and character on the installation peace. “Take it Back” is an installation of several mattresses piled sideways with a hole punctured through them — creating a tunnel that traverses through the several mattresses.

Inspired by these artists? What 2019 mattresses can you turn to art and can share with the art community today? Share your stories and experiences, even the simplest objects are packed with meaning – let’s hear out your perspective.