Gallery Carla Koch is proud to introduce the Irish artist Michael Moore to the Netherlands.
Moore creates concave, hand-constructed abstract objects with references to the landscape. He usually uses clay in its natural fired colours white or red; he adds little to no dye. The surface of the objects is alternatively open and polished.
He was inspired to do this by the American and Canadian Rocky Mountains. He discovered the Rockies when he was artist-in-residence at the famous Banff Centre in Canada. The interaction of light and shade is also very important in his work.
Moore describes his work:,
'I am interested in building objects by hand. My inspiration is drawn from visual sources such as coastlines and geological markings in the landscape, exploring the shifts and changes marked by time.
Less overtly, but as importantly I am interested in the anticipation of form, trying to gauge how the eye travels over sculpture, perhaps searching for a conclusion. I try to quietly challenge that and explore the unease or uncertainty that challenge may create as I seem more fluent as an artist in the realm of abstraction".
Michael Moore is a Reader in Fine and Applied Arts- Ceramics, at the University of Ulster,
Belfast School of Art and Design and member of the Council of the International Academy of ceramics in
His works are in the Permanent Collections of The National Museum of Ireland, The Embassies Collection of the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs, The Ulster Museum, Belfast, the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea, the Australian National University, the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia, Keramion, Germany, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, Latvia, the International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark, the International Ceramics Museum, Fuping, China and the Taipei Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.
"Danish Series 1
as nr. 1
"Danish series 2
as nr. 2
"Danish series 3
as nr. 3
"Danish series 4
as nr. 4
"Danish series 5
detail nr. 5
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