Hans Meeuwsen - 2021-21

Hans Meeuwsen - 2021-21
porcelain wall relief - Hand signed - 2021

The artwork is made of porcelain, fired oxidised at 1240 C. The wall thickness is about a millimetre, so there is some transparency in the porcelain.

At the back is a hole which can be used to hang the work. In the first six photographs, the work is depicted hanging.

This is a unique, handmade object.
The signature, in relief, is visible in the photos.
The artist has signed this work with two porcelain applications, one is his first name and the first letter of his last name, on the other are two Japanese characters, Raku and Yakimono.

The artwork will be packed in a custom-made wooden box with foam rubber lining.
Upon shipment, this box will be packed “box in box”, filling the gaps with shock-absorbing environmentally friendly materials.

Hans Meeuwsen (1954, The Netherlands) graduated from the Visual Arts Academy in Tilburg to initially become a teacher in visual arts at an upper secondary school. His main specialism was drawing, but he accidentally discovered the potential of clay as a visual arts medium. Rolling, pressing and cutting provided him with little flat clay squares that he used to built cubic shapes looking like hermetically closed cells.
A few years later he received national and international recognition with exhibitions in The Netherlands and Germany. Important works from that time include towers, pyramids and other constructions, some being pure geometric abstractions, others being interpretations of the mythical Tower of Babel. Hans further developed his ceramic skills during residencies at the European Ceramic Work Centre in The Netherlands and working periods in New Zealand, Lithuania and the Japanese Island Hirado.
During the most recent years he has further developed his ceramic skills and works with creamy white wafer-thin slices of porcelain that are mounted into cubes or pyramids. By stacking these geometric shapes in repetitive patterns he creates sculptures that are reminiscent of the Dutch Zero-movement and in particular the works by Jan Schoonhoven, but in the end clearly bears the artists’ own signature. He applies his decades-long experience to create a dialogue between inner and outer space, between geometric and organic, between order and chaos.
Hans Meeuwsen is a “Prix de Rome” nominee of 1987 and a Fletcher Challenge Ceramic merit award winner of 1992 and ever since then his work has found its way to many national and international collections.

Lot details
Hans Meeuwsen
Title of artwork
porcelain wall relief
Hand signed
Total dimensions
10×5×10 cm
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