Victorian-era 'chinoiserie' chair emulating Chinese design and two aquariums filled with Garra Rufa fish. Garra Rufa are found in the river basins of Northern and Central Middle East and have been popularized in fish spas throughout Asia. Chinoiserie is a European artistic style that developed in the 17th Century through travel descriptions of Jesuit priests. China was depicted as an utopian environment in all aspects of life by the priests, to receive further funding for missionary activities. This resulted in a Occidental fetishization of China and the production of 'Chinese-esque' goods.

Oliver Laric
'Fish Spa', 2012
Victorian-era 'chinoiserie' chair emulating Chinese design and two aquariums filled with Gara Rufa fish
83 x 37 x 143 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0021)



Oliver Laric
'Fish Spa', 2012
Victorian-era 'chinoiserie' chair emulating Chinese design and two aquariums filled with Gara Rufa fish
83 x 37 x 143 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0021)



Oliver Laric
'Fish Spa', 2012
Victorian-era 'chinoiserie' chair emulating Chinese design and two aquariums filled with Gara Rufa fish
83 x 37 x 143 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0021)



Oliver Laric
'Fish Spa', 2012
Victorian-era 'chinoiserie' chair emulating Chinese design and two aquariums filled with Gara Rufa fish
83 x 37 x 143 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0021)