The arrangement of relatively banal objects of our everyday life, like a can, had already inspired the pop art artist Andy Warhol. The oil, still plays an essential role for environment and the economy. Sylvia Schramm illustrates with the partial application of clear synthetic resin the viscous nature of the oil and thus creates a tangible plasticity.
The attractive label on the metal can turns it into a brand message and makes the oil look “clean”. The attractive label on the metal can turns it into a brand message and makes the oil look “clean”. The knowledge of the substance is detached from the product – and thus also from the consumer. Schramm interprets the metal can as a work of art on metal, but at the same time draws attention to the urgent need for alternatives to oil.