Contrast - Exhibition May 2010

Sten Lykke Madsen & Marianne Nielsen DK

Exhibition 7 – 29 May 2010

Sten Lykke Madsen & Marianne Nielsen exhibit their narrative work at this joint exhibition, where the fabulous raw and mysterious figures of Sten Lykke contrast Mariannes fine themes from hair pieces to 'knitting' in porcelain.

Ceramics in contrast... from fable figures to hair and knitting in porcelain.

Their 40 years difference in experience and career show up as contrasts in idea and form. Both the exhibitors were educated at a Danish educational institution for art, craft and design, Sten Lykke in Copenhagen (1958) and Marianne in a new design era at the Design School in Kolding/Jytland (1999). Furthermore they have both worked for the Danish ceramic industry at Royal Copenhagen: Sten 1986-2003 and Marianne 1999/2000, and for the Kähler pottery factory Sten Lykke worked in 1958 and Marianne for the Kähler industry production currently.

Sten Lykke Madsen
Sten Lykke invites us into a world of figures that reminds us of the volcanic dust from Iceland drifting over our heads, stopping the fast traffic and giving us time for contemplation of the unknown depths of the mind.

Marianne Nielsen
Marianne primarily works with 'unica' – a mainly thematic series of pieces without 'function'. The frame of her works are often everyday functional objects and decorative motives, that are so natural in our culture that they have become