Good News TV, 2014
Sponge mushrooms, reindeer moss, mood moss, and mixed media
20” x 13” x 14”
Courtesy of the artist
Paloma Teppa (born in 1971 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a Miami-based artist whose collaborative practice delves into the constituents of nature where she experiments with micro to macro scales, to explore the being of a garden as aesthetic stimuli for her work. Trained in industrial design, she melds her botanic knowledge to produce innately interactive installations that unravel the multisensory experiences composed by nature’s pure colors, textures and sounds. Her work examines the functionality of air-cleansing organisms and simultaneously, objects that breath. The relationship between ecosystems and urban life situates her practice within a context of mutual concessions among plants and humans, where she evokes the viewer to re-establish a flouted connection with earths’ living objects. Teppa received her Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad Nacional De Córdoba in Argentina. She also studied Fine Arts at the Accademia Albertina Di Belle Arti, in Torino, Italy. In 2008, she founded Plant The Future, an innovative design space located in Wynwood, FL. She lives and works in Miami.