Maxime Ansiau

French, born 1972

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Maxime Ansiau

French, born 1972

Biography

Sculptor and designer Maxime Ansiau turns domestic items such as plates, cutting boards, and food packaging into wall-hanging sculptures, drawing inspiration from Dutch landscape painting and ceramic ornamentation. By referring to the kitchen, a space that foregrounds the relationship between humans, waste, and recycling, Ansiau raises ecological themes through works made from repurposed cardboard, porcelain, and wood. He is perhaps best known for his nods to Delftware, the blue and white pottery traditionally made in the Netherlands; in these works, Ansiau paints traditional-looking plates with a range of imagery, from skyscrapers to elements from traditional Dutch landscapes (such as windmills and row houses) to quirkier subjects like polar bears and food.

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Biography

Sculptor and designer Maxime Ansiau turns domestic items such as plates, cutting boards, and food packaging into wall-hanging sculptures, drawing inspiration from Dutch landscape painting and ceramic ornamentation. By referring to the kitchen, a space that foregrounds the relationship between humans, waste, and recycling, Ansiau raises ecological themes through works made from repurposed cardboard, porcelain, and wood. He is perhaps best known for his nods to Delftware, the blue and white pottery traditionally made in the Netherlands; in these works, Ansiau paints traditional-looking plates with a range of imagery, from skyscrapers to elements from traditional Dutch landscapes (such as windmills and row houses) to quirkier subjects like polar bears and food.

Career Highlights
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Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam