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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 netsuke (17th-century Japanese vessels and figurines) 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 on Artsy

2016
Edmund De Waal: Ten Thousand Things, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2014
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Paris
2014
Edmund de Waal: Atmosphere, Turner Contemporary, Margate
2013
Edmund de Waal: Atemwende, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Still Life: Variations on a Theme, Rosenberg & Co., New York
2015
Resistance and Persistence, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh