Edmund De Waal, ‘bauspiel’, 2014, Turner Contemporary

Image rights: © Edmund de Waal. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photo Stephen White.

Edmund de Waal: Atmosphere, Sunley Gallery, Turner Contemporary, March 19 – February 8, 2015

About Edmund De Waal

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.

British, b. 1964

Solo Shows

San Francisco,
Edmund de Waal: the poems of our climate
Stockholm, Sweden,
Morandi / Edmund de Waal
Espace Muraille, 
Geneva, Switzerland,
Edmund de Waal
Max Hetzler Galerie, 
Berlin, Germany,
Edmund de Waal: the lost and the found: work from Orkney
Pier Arts Center, 
Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom,
wavespeech (with David Ward)