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Edmund De Waal

Aurea, 2007

Two lacquer Cabinets containing 28 Thrown Porcelain Vessels in White and Yellow Glaze with Gold Leaf
13 7/8 × 13 7/8 × 17 3/4 in
35.2 × 35.2 × 45.1 cm
location
London
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Edmund De Waal
British, b. 1964
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Drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese miniatures, the work of Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, and a number of literary sources, Edmund de Waal creates ceramic works ranging from tiny vessels to large-scale installations. The porcelain containers encased in a variety of horizontal and vertical vitrines, such as in the series “Just Lately” (2007-2008), vary subtly in size and color and bear the marks of the artist’s labor, with their arrangements variously evoking musical rhythms and the sense of presentation inherent in a china cabinet. De Waal sees his practice as uniting East and West, with equal strains of medieval Chinese ceramics and Bauhaus aesthetics.

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Edmund De Waal
British, b. 1964
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Drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese miniatures, the work of Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, and a number of literary sources, Edmund de Waal creates ceramic works ranging from tiny vessels to large-scale installations. The porcelain containers encased in a variety of horizontal and vertical vitrines, such as in the series “Just Lately” (2007-2008), vary subtly in size and color and bear the marks of the artist’s labor, with their arrangements variously evoking musical rhythms and the sense of presentation inherent in a china cabinet. De Waal sees his practice as uniting East and West, with equal strains of medieval Chinese ceramics and Bauhaus aesthetics.

Edmund De Waal

Aurea, 2007

Two lacquer Cabinets containing 28 Thrown Porcelain Vessels in White and Yellow Glaze with Gold Leaf
13 7/8 × 13 7/8 × 17 3/4 in
35.2 × 35.2 × 45.1 cm
location
London
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