THE SALON - MORE THAN A VESSEL
Hans Munck Andersen DK
Exhibition 24 August - 15 September 2017
Salon Art – refined contemporary craft crossing its own tracks.
The renowned ceramic artist Hans Munck Andersen presents new masterpieces.
Intensity and natural growth dynamics meet beautifully completed craft finesse, extremes in material and form - pleasure in detail.
The ceramic objects and patterned bowls stand individually or are complemented by details, shapes and motifs, merge into new unities and reveal a more than double-sided artistic activity.
There are an organic cubist approach in the works Redesign, where the motifs come out of past techniques and 'recycled' elements of his own bowls. He creates renewal in these multi fragmented reminisces of Japanese tradition and an eternal joy of form.
Hans Munck Andersen calls his pieces for Salon Art in a kind humorous reference to the Art Academic lack of acceptance of the Salon (des Refusés) - and of art pieces for the living room.
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Hans Munck Andersen ..Snail-pace aesthetics
“Nature provides a source of inspiration. The principle of natural growth dynamics is very fascinating to me. The combination of the twisted coils and the spiral growth of my porcelain bowls, conveys an expression, far away from something constructed or mechanic dynamic. It rather has an expression as if it was created by nature.
Yet another source of inspiration is the colourful, Islamic ornaments and occasionally I use the colour combinations in my work. It is a time consuming work process, and I am convinced that this shows in my finished works. I cultivate the 'aesthetic of slowness in a fast-paced world'.
In 1970 when I was artist in residence at the Royal Porcelain Factory in Copenhagen, I became aware of the statuettes of Biscuit Porcelain by Jean Gauguin. These marbled figurines brought me to the coloured porcelain coils. At that time I had my focus on Pop Art and this came to be expressed in my work.
Later on, my interest in Minoan ceramics as well as coloured glass of classical Antiquity and of art nouveau were determinant in the development of my own technique. A technique almost similar to the Japanese Neriage method, which I became acquainted with during my first visit to Japan in 1980. As time went by, this method became my major source of inspiration.
Within the last couple of years, I have once again taken up the sculptural aspects of my craft. In porcelain paper-clay slabs, I build up cubist-like objects, with architectural lucidity and at the same time sensual body-likeness. These are created in a sort of de-constructionist kind of way where fragments are split up and then reunited in contradictory, complex connections, whereby new pictures are created.”
Hans Munck Andersen lives and works in his studio on the Danish island of Bornholm. He was born in 1943, graduated from the School of Arts&Crafts in Copenhagen 1963-68 and continued his studies at the Danish Art Academy of Architecture and Design Department 1972-73. He has had his own studio since 1973. In 1988-89 he was censor of the Artists Summer Exhibition and in 1988-92 examiner at the Danish Design School in Kolding.
He exhibits Internationally: Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf 1970, English Ceramic Design, USA 1981-83, IAC Member's Works, Saga Art Museum Japan 1996, Gallery Nørby 1997/2000, the Glyptotek 2002, Bornholm Art Museum 2007, International Ceramic Museum, Grimmerhus 2010... And he is represented at the Design Museum Denmark (Art, Craft and Design), Bornholm Art Museum, North Jutland Art Museum, Gothenburg Röhsska Museum, Berlin Kunstgewerbermuseum, Oslo Art and Design Museum, New York National Museum of Design, Hannover Kestner Museum, Westerwald Museum Höhr -Grenzhausen, Ichon World Ceramic Center Kyonggi, Korea ...
Grateful thanks to the National Art Foundation for the support of Ann Linnemann Gallery exhibitions in 2017.
Hans Munck Andersen
Born April 21, 1943
Member of IAC The International Academy of Ceramic Art and ACAB, Bornholm
1963-68 Design School in Copenhagen
1972-73 School of Architecture Design Department
1973-.. Own studio
1988-89 Examiner, The Artists Summer Exhibition
1988-92 Examiner, Arts and Crafts School, Kolding
1970 Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf
1981-83 English Ceramic Design , USA
1996 IAC Member's Works, Saga Art Museum, Japan
2000 97 Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen
2002 Glyptotek, Copenhagen
2007 Bornholm Art Museum
2010 International Ceramic Museum, Grimmerhus
2013 Round Tower, Copenhagen
2013 Ann Linnemann Gallery - Contemporary Ceramics Copenhagen
2016 Svanekegaarden Art and Culture Association
Design Museum Denmark
Bornholm Art Museum
North Jutland Art Museum
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg
Art and Design, Oslo
National Museum of Design, New York
Kestner Museum, Hannover
Ceramics Museum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen
Ichon World Ceramic Center Kyonggi, Korea
Indsendt af Ann Linnemann