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INTENSITY – POLARITY
Hans Munck Andersen & Lea Mi Engholm DK
Exhibition 3 - 26 October 2013
Oppositions meet in sensibility, intensity and natural dynamics of growth...
The renowned ceramic artist Hans Munck Andersen exhibits together with the young talented Lea Mi Engholm. Together, they show an exhibition of pieces that contains both intensity, extremes in material and expression, but also concludes their similarities in the sensuous detailing.
Hans Munck Andersen has an organic cubist approach in his new pieces 'Redesign', where lines and planes are reconstructed and rethought from older techniques and 'recycled' parts of his earlier archetypal bowl shapes. He creates a renewal through these multi-fragmented flashbacks.
www.gerdoghans.dk - See VIDEO of Hans & Gerd ...
Lea Mi Engholm's approach to ceramics is characterized by a curiosity for detail, an insight to the natural possibilities of the mixing, forming and firing of simple ceramic materials.
She has a rare ability to capture and retain the moment when the material is at its most surprisingly interesting state.
Lea Mi Engholm - www.danishcrafts.dk/PROFILES/ Lea Mi Engholm
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 was born in 1943. He 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 ...
Lea Mi Engholm – About Intensity
"I am preoccupied with the clay qualities. The more one gets to know the materials, the more options open up. In this project the aim is to explore the immediate properties of the clay.
Through the work process I discover, sometimes quite by accident and as a by-product of something else, new opportunities in the nature of clay that surprise me.
By repetition various structures form depending on the clay consistency, if it is soft, liquid or hard. Soft slip on a plaster board, which is scraped off with a knife, a mass of discarded dry leftover clay, small rolled-up clay coils, something which in itself is not immediately interesting.
But by starting with cultivating, refining and repeating the process, then new structures and details appear almost grown by themselves.
I work intuitively and try to leave my options open. I have not pre-arranged the final result. The overall idea of my work for this exhibition is to cultivate the inherent properties of clay with me as an observer and actor."
Photos of previous work - photographer Ole Akhøj:
Lea Mi Engholm was born in 1977 and graduated in 2006 from the School of Art and Design, Kolding, ceramic department with a study at the HDK Högskolen of Design and Crafts, Gothenborg University, Sweden. She has since worked in a group studio Viktoria in Copenhagen and works now in her own studio on the island of Funen.
Lea Mi Engholm has exhibited at the International Ceramic Museum - Grimmerhus, the Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg, Talente in Germany, Biennial for Crafts and Design, Danish Crafts Collection 2011 – and received several awards including a work grant from the Danish National Arts Foundation in 2013.
She is a member of the Association of Danish Arts Crafts and Design and was in 2012 by The Danish National Arts Foundation awarded for the exhibition 'Meditations on a Hobby Horse' with the artist group VERSUS.
Grateful thanks to the Danish National Bank Anniversary Foundation of 1968 for the generous support of Ann Linnemann studio gallery exhibition program of 2013.
CV – HANS MUNCK ANDERSEN
Born on 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
Design Museum Denmark (ex Art,Craft & Design)
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
CV - LEA MI ENGHOLM
Born in 1977
Member of the Danish Arts&Crafts Association and the artist group VERSUS
2001-2006 Kolding School of Design
2004 HDK Högskolen of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University, Sweden
1998-2001 College of Arts and Crafts, Kerteminde
2013 inwardness Additional, Ann Linnemann Studio Gallery, Copenhagen
Masterpiece - miniature, Ann Linnemann Studio Gallery, Copenhagen
Tangibility, curated by Norwegian Arts and Crafts, Officinet, Copenhagen
Meditations on a Hobby Horse Vol II, VERSUS, Nicolai Art and Design, Kolding
2012 Meditations on a Hobby Horse, VERSUS, 68m2 Art Space, Copenhagen
2011 Transform, VERSUS, Aarhus
2010 Across, New Tap, Copenhagen
Nature Morte, VERSUS, Munkeruphus, Dronningmolle
2008 Clay 08, SAK Arts Building, Svendborg
2007 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen
Ceramics in Kolding, Ceramic Department
1968-2007, Koldinghus Kolding
Turf Gallery, London
Biennial for Crafts and Design, Koldinghus Kolding
Talente, Handwerkskammer Munich, Germany
Danish Crafts, Crafts Collection 11, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NY/Ambiente, Frankfurt
SELECTED GRANTS - Awards
2013 National Danish Arts Foundation, scholarship
Ellen and Knud Dalhoff Larsen Foundation
2012 National Arts Foundation, Award exhibition Meditations on a Hobby Horse
The Bielkeske Scholarship
2011 National Arts Foundation, scholarship
Merchants L. F. Foghts Fund
Hielmstierne - Rosencroneske Foundation