A studio visit is always a joy as it provides such an insight into the artist’s thought process. It creates a much more complex appreciation of the final art work. The way each studio has its own system of organised chaos is almost like entering the sacred space of an artist’s brain. So we are pleased to be able to bring our audience to them, especially during these times of limited travel. Today we start with the studio of Johannes Nagel, renowned contemporary ceramic artist.
Johannes Nagel is known for his conceptual approach and methods towards his craft, and his spontaneous handling of the material. He has a unique method of creating vessels with moulds excavated in sand, and the resulting shapes continuously question the concept of „vessels“ being objects of utility. As it all sounds a bit abstract, we thought why not show you his methods. We were fortunate enough to visit the artist as he created one of the pieces included in his current exhibition at Cordonhaus Städt Galerie Museum, Cham, Germany. Enjoy this studio visit below!
The joint exhibition, titled „True Blue“ with two Galerie Zink artists, Johannes Nagel and Sky Glabush, opened on September 5th at Cordonhaus, Cham. Two artists from different continents, working in very different media. By putting the artists‘ works together, their similarities and differences are highlighted to create a fascinating discourse. Both artists allow the process of creating their works to be somewhat improvisational, resulting in works that emerge as a conversation between materials, colours, textures, composition.
Click here for more works from „True Blue“ featuring Sky Glabush and Johannes Nagel. The exhibition is open now, and will go until October 25. Get in touch to find out more!