Michael Geertsen SHAPES AND THINGS 31. januar – 7. marts
The unique artworks of ceramic artist Michael Geertsen, exist in a deconstructivistic universe created by accumulated elements of form and shape, generating and telling new sculptural stories. Shaped by the fusion of a clear strategy and playful improvisations – and often defined by references to historical elements – Michael Geertsen’s works create the basis for new experiences of the potential of this classical material. Geertsen creates artistic sculptures that instantly become new, shameless interpretations and reflections upon the conventional household ceramics.
Michael Geertsen – who has formerly been known as the rock star ceramist – possesses a high level of artistic quality, and is a well-renowned name on the international scene of ceramic art. His works have been represented at the likes of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The MAD/Museum of Art and Design New York and at The V&A in London. On the latter, he created the permanent installation “White Noise” in 2012. Geertsen’s index of international buyers covers a wide range of names, including the famed American singer and performer Lady Gaga, who owns one of his dynamic pieces.
Besides achieving great success with his one-off art pieces, Michael Geertsen has also been lauded nationally, for his commercial collaborations with brands such as Kähler and Muuto. Through these collaborations Geertsen has managed to beautifully translate his deconstructivist expressions to new, dynamic and functional ceramic designs with high aesthetic qualities.
The exhibition Shapes and Things presents a selection of Michael Geertsen’s latest works.
The potter of punk, Michael Geertsen (born 1966), completed his apprenticeship as a potter in Stensvad in 1988, and graduated in 1993 from the Danish School of Design with a degree in industrial design. He is represented by Jason Jacques Gallery in New York.