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Adrian Sassoon
London

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Born in 1960 in Utrecht, Bouke de Vries studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and Central St Martin’s, London. After working with John Galliano, Stephen Jones and Zandra Rhodes, he switched careers and studied ceramics conservation and restoration at West Dean College. Every day in his practice as a private conservator he was faced with issues and contradictions around perfection and worth.
Using his skills as a restorer, his exploded artworks reclaim broken pots after their accidental trauma. He has called it ‘The beauty of destruction’. Instead of reconstructing them, he deconstructs them. Instead of hiding the evidence of this most dramatic episode in the life of a ceramic object, he emphasises their new status, instilling new virtues, new values, and moving their stories forward.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Art Rotterdam part #1 at the galleryGalerie Ron Mandos
2020
War & PiecesFerrin Contemporary
2018
Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (NAP)Galerie Ron Mandos
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Teapot Still Life II, 2020

18th century Kangxi Chinese teapot with butterflies and coccinellidae within a contemporary box with a marble base
8 7/10 × 10 × 8 1/2 in
22 × 25.5 × 21.5 cm
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London
AS
Adrian Sassoon
London

Price includes UK VAT and excludes shipping
Export price on request

Medium
Signature
Not signed

Born in 1960 in Utrecht, Bouke de Vries studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and Central St Martin’s, London. After working with John Galliano, Stephen Jones and Zandra Rhodes, he switched careers and studied ceramics conservation and restoration at West Dean College. Every day in his practice as a private conservator he was faced with issues and contradictions around perfection and worth.
Using his skills as a restorer, his exploded artworks reclaim broken pots after their accidental trauma. He has called it ‘The beauty of destruction’. Instead of reconstructing them, he deconstructs them. Instead of hiding the evidence of this most dramatic episode in the life of a ceramic object, he emphasises their new status, instilling new virtues, new values, and moving their stories forward.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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