Welcome to Spotted, your weekly round-up of exciting gems from the worlds of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. This week we’re diving in with a crystalline vase by Kate Malone, her contribution to the UK Crafts Council Auction 2017 (see featured image).
Above image: Kate Malone, Jewel Magma Vase, 2015, Ceramic: Crystalline-glazed stoneware, 10 3/8 x 12 1/4 x 10 5/8. Image courtesy of Adrian Sassoon.
Dyalvane says his current inspirations are drawn from his immediate environment, inner city urban life, and its relation to where he comes from.
Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect.
Shechet’s clay forms seem at once to soar and sag with an off-kilter sense of gravity and humor which evoke bodily organs or bulbous creatures, while others are more architectural, built up with bricks that meld into slippery slopes. “I am trying to have the viewer find a kind of empathy with the experience of these body-sized pieces finding their balance,” she said in an Artsy editorial.
Tang’s practice embodies the influences, tensions and contradictions that define the postmodern world. His work exhibits the paradoxical tendency to be irreverent, frivolous, and playful, as well as thoroughly engaged in critical reflection. Tang draws inspiration from diverse realms of contemporary pop culture, art history, and historical and contemporary practices in self-portraiture to abstract and configure images, forms and colors within a narrative.
Moore‘s Selfie: An exhibition of self-portraits opened earlier this month at The Schelfhaudt Gallery (Bridgeport, Connecticut February 1 –April 8, 2017). Moore’s work is concerned with the relationship of humanity and nature; the concept of “Nature” as embodying all existence, both the seen and unseen, socio-political events, daily occurrences, as well as private intuitions that are made concrete through creative action.
Cfile previously wrote, “Jones not only illustrates his work with beautifully and well-rendered flora and fauna but much of his work in the past few years has incorporated a narrative element. Much of this narrative is either political or art historically charged.” Jones‘ latest work in progress is born from this narrative style as his ceramic art serves as a billboard for his irreverent and playful humor.
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