Gallery Superobjekt presents the exhibition Glitter and Glaze. The exhibition can be seen from June 19 until Sep 5.
Danish ceramists has within the latest years seriously positioned themselves, both nationally and internationally. Superobjekt has invited the ceramists Michael Geertsen, Gitte Jungersen and Bente Skjøttgaard to exhibit their latest works, that materializes in an abundance of surface and texture. All the three ceramists are represented at countless museums and galleries all over the world and have recieved lots of prizes and recognitions.
Michael Geertsens works can be described as a sculptural remix of ceramic elements based on recognizable references. The transformation happens through an decontructivistic approach and new stories appear. The objects challenges our perception of ceramic being something usable and the glaze enhances the organic character. His use of metallic surfaces create spatial reflection that adds an extra dimension to the artwork.
Gitte Jungersen revolves around the idea of everything dissolving and assembling simultaneously, a metaphor illustrating a duality infusing everything in life. The glazing awakes associations in texture and colour to a chaotic force of nature and the pieces radiate an almost eatable, candy-like exquisiteness. The ceramic work of Gitte Jungersen is first and foremost about texture and tactility that communicates to somewhere deep within.
Bente Skjøttgaards pieces communicate both the abstract and the figurative, the recognizable and the undefinable, but always based on the balance and texture of the clay. She plays with the heaviness of the material and creates transformations into airy, light and dreamy sculptures with floating, porous and scalloped texture. Through the past five years she has specifically revolved around the theme of clouds and her clay clouds are almost dissolving gravity.