HOLLAND–We haven’t shared a video post in a while, so it’s only fitting that Cecil Kemperink‘s kinetic works in Ceramics in Motion should be experienced through visual recordings.
Kemperink’s works generally begin with a single ceramic ring, which the Dutch artist then connects to another, and another, and yet another until a large ceramic weaving emerges. But the sculptures don’t stop there––the relationship between artist and medium allows the works to blossom to their full potential as the interconnected rings offer the generally static material an opportunity to explore movement. Whether it’s the artist interacting directly with the works tugging and compressing them in To Be Continued, or the works, themselves, responding to the subtlest involuntary function of body like the simple act of breathing in Big Rhythm, this work is mesmerizing.
You don’t have to take our word for it, experience it for yourself:
To Be Continued
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