Anders Ruhwald is the second in a series of talented, up-coming ceramists who will be exhibiting their work in the second space of the gallery. He was born in Denmark in 1973 and educated at the Glass and Ceramic School on the island of Bornholm, Denmark. He won last year's Danish Biennale for Craft and Design, was represented at the prestigious Talente in Munich and selected for the 2nd World Ceramics Biennale in Korea and is undoubtedly the hotshot in Danish ceramics. The hype around his work may be partly created by the fact that he has his finger pressed firmly against the thumping pulse of the 21st century. But apart from that, he is a brilliant and skilled craftsman, as well as a talented sculptor.
Anders Ruhwald about his own work:
"My pieces are a kind of snapshots of the fusion of humans and the objects we surround ourselves with. We tend to add a symbolic value to the objects we use so that they become something more and different to their physical selves. My interest is focused on the field where the interaction between humans and the physical environment comes into play. Where humans contribute to the surroundings - and vice versa. The individual pieces are embodiments of the fragmented identity that we create through our relationship with the material world."