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

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)
Southwark Cathedral, 
London, United Kingdom,
Another Hour
Fitzwilliam Museum, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
On White: Porcelain Stories from the Fitzwilliam Museum