Edmund De Waal, ‘your hand full of hours’, 2013, Gagosian

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

2017
Artipelag, 
Stockholm, Sweden,
Morandi / Edmund de Waal
2017
Espace Muraille, 
Geneva, Switzerland,
Edmund de Waal
2016
Max Hetzler Galerie, 
Berlin, Germany,
Irrkunst
2015
Pier Arts Center, 
Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom,
wavespeech (with David Ward)
2014
2014
Southwark Cathedral, 
London, United Kingdom,
Another Hour
2013
Fitzwilliam Museum, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
On White: Porcelain Stories from the Fitzwilliam Museum
2012
Waddesdon Manor, 
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom,
Edmund de Waal at Waddesdon
2012
Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
a local history
2010
New Art Centre, 
Salisbury, United Kingdom,
night works