Goldsmiths, University of London; MFA, NYSCC, Alfred University. Co-Founder/Artistic Director, European Ceramics Work Centre, Netherlands. Solo Exhibitions: Centro Galego da Arte Contemporanea, Spain; Suburban, Oak Park; James Harris, Seattle; Vitte Voet, Amsterdam; Kunstforum, Switzerland; FLS, Spain. ARCO, Madrid. Collections: Centro Galego da Arte Contemporanea, Spain; Etela-Karjalan Taidemuseo, Lappeeranta, Finland; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China; Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Asheville Art Museum; Museé Ariana, Genéve; Macao Museum of Art, China; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Ateliers d'Art de France. Bibliography: Tras dos Agros, Catalog; Descriptions without a place, Catalog. Awards: Ministry of Culture, Spain; National Endowment for the Arts.
Descriptions Without a Place. PushMoon
An attempt to view the work with a mixture of sensuous possibilities. Made with clay with the palm at the back of the mind: an object that is fluid, electrical, absurd, theatrical and existential, with wild lone beauty. The intention is to present fluttering inventions. The meaning wants to mingle with experience and emotions, something big and universal, touching on the real, aware of the historical moment but un-consumed by it: an attempt to name beauty, scandalously, with no path.
Essentially for me, working in ceramics allows me to be absorbed with the body and the mind in the process of making. It has to do with the notion of making art as a thing in the world. Ceramics seems clear, relevant, being at the same time in the periphery and in the contemporary; determined to be a thing in a time when most information is mediated, incredulous and unreliable. It enhances the theatrics, the absurdity in its attempt to be made material, crude, rude, primitive, primary: it resonates, it has precision.
The work lately has become more raw, direct, complex in its sources, intentions and practice, with vocation to show color, making, and materiality: something with “density”.
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