Merete Rasmussen

11/09/10 > 9/10/10

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Showing at the same time

Claire Lindner (Personal show 2010).

I work with abstract sculptural form. I’m interested in the idea of one continuous surface, with one connected edge or line running through the whole form. Clear, clean shapes; soft smooth curves in contrast to sharp edges; concave and convex surfaces; the discovery and strength of an inner/negative space - these are all form expressions that appeal to me and results in my continuous exploration and expression in many different variations.

My sculptures are either asymmetrical or with a repetition of form:
Asymmetrical where I mainly work with the idea of continuous surface. The form has only one side and one edge connected throughout the shape.
Repetition of form with three symmetrical parts that are connected; three being both a strong number and a balanced repetition of form. The negative space - the shape of the space in between, is equally important.
My work is hand built in coiling technique. Stoneware is my chosen material for its qualities – I like to challenge the material and my own skills by building complicated shapes; fragile in the building, drying and firing process which upon firing attain the strength to be handled and positioned without support.

I often get an idea for a new form while working on another. I also find my inspiration in form I see in nature as well as architecture and design; clean curves, sparse decoration, simplicity.
To emphasize the form I use a matt surface and toned down colours.

I was born in Denmark but grew up in Sweden. I returned to Denmark to study at Design School Kolding in 2000, and moved to London in 2005 after graduating. I have since then predominately worked with sculptural forms.

Merete Rasmussen

Linked exhibitions

Merete Rasmussen (Personal show 2013).

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