UPDATE 12-7-15: The Benjamin Cirgin Holiday Pop-up shop sold out in nearly 24-hours! We have managed to get 10 more cups which were just added to the shop. This is all that is left in inventory! Get one of the remaining cups HERE. They are gone when the shop closes!
CFile is excited to launch a 2-week pop-up shop featuring emerging artist Benjamin Cirgin. His Electric Eve cup series, inspired by his father’s stories of fishing in a limestone quarry as a child, combines textured forms and vibrant colors for a unique functional experience. Cirgin is currently an MFA Candidate at the California College of the Arts.
Above Image: Benjamin Cirgin, Electric Eve, Cup 16
Cirgin explains his practice:
“My studio practice vacillates between functional pottery, sculpture, and installation work. Each of these offers separate qualities that entangle themselves in a tight mesh. Installation work immerses the viewer in another world, while a sculpture can represent a more singular emotion or concept. Functional pottery has a unique set of possibilities, namely the physical interaction between the maker and the user. Pottery becomes a way to sneak art into people’s hands.”
Inspiration for Electric Eve came from Cirgin’s father’s stories about late night fishing trips to a limestone quarry as a child. This series of cups, made with carved black clay, are an imagining of what his father’s experiences could have been like: the colorful lake at dusk, the limestone walls at night, the stillness, and the intimacy.
Head to our pop-up shop to purchase one of Benjamin Cirgin’s exquisite cups for you or a loved one. Act fast, this exclusive CFile pop-up will only last for 2 weeks!
Shop Now or click each image to buy the piece in the CFile Shop!