Cylinder

About Morten Løbner Espersen

As one of the most successful Danish ceramists of his generation, Morten Løbner Espersen has brought a new energy to the tradition of ceramics through a 20-year exploration of his object of choice, the vessel. Based in Copenhagen, Espersen explores the simplicity of the form through variations of this archetype that balance opposing principles: simple form and complex surface, or complex shapes and simple surfaces. Whether his vessel is of modest, cylindrical nature or a chaotic, writhing mass of layered glazes, Espersen strives to create a quality in glazing comparable to Japonist pottery. Likened to the frothy, volcanic surfaces of Lucie Rie’s stoneware, the organic and protruding forms of Axel Salto’s “budding” vases, and a Patrick Nordstom brilliance in glazing, Espersen’s clay forms exercise the full potential of his self-imposed neutral starting point.

Danish, b. 1965, Aalborg, Denmark, based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Morten Lobner Espersen - Daring Grey, Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels
2012
Morten Løbner Espersen: Horror Vacuii, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Orb, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York
2014
2013