House of Zandar
Malkin’s latest work entitled ‘Table of Earthly Delights’ is a collection of handmade ceramic tableware; platters, plates, bowls, cups, wine goblets, napkin rings, vases and candlesticks adorned with body parts like eyes, lips, nose, ears and fingers. Each piece is evocative of a Greek sculpture that features juxtapositions of different body parts. There are dinner plates with lips, salad plates with an ear, a water tumbler with the other ear, napkin rings with noses, wine goblets with one eye and fingers and a soup bowl with another eye. All serving platters have a pairing of the different features. The works do not have feet, in ceramics the foot of a bowl is the edge or platform carved on the bottom, but rather fingers, which are built by hand and attached to the bottom of the serving platters and wine goblets. The ceramics feature black, white, and pops of color and detailing painted in 24k bright gold and platinum.
“My work explores art history, surrealism and eclectic themes like ancient alchemy and old engravings, which gives it a spiritual and mystical undertone." - AM