Since the early nineties, Li Edelkoort has been fascinated by the concept of nakedness that remains an avant-garde theme of interest to large numbers of artists. Byron Kim, Kiki Smith and Orlan see the skin as a carrier of culture and emotions, and question the roles of clothing, concealment, protection, vulnerability, nudism and aging. Designers use similar themes.
Edelkoort associates the marbling in Marmoleum with the veins in human skin. Based on a photograph of a friend’s wrist area, she designed a subtle skin-like surface in which she mixed the colors of skin and cosmetics. She expects this material will warm neutral areas, humanizing them and taking them from minimalism to nudism