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Cube Light Green 2005

Gitte Jungersen (born 1967, Denmark)

Gitte Jungersenís ceramics have a powerful air of ambiguity about them. Stark forms draped in thick layers of lava-like structures remind us of ceramic artís affinity with the geological processes of nature. One can clearly see how, when subjected to fierce heat, the materials have seethed and bubbled, before hardening again as they cooled. This is, in itself, a classic first step in ceramics, but in Jungersenís work this effect is taken to the extreme and given an added twist, with a synthetic range of colours and a distinct palpability. The basic elements seem almost to come from another planet: weird, glossy, bubbly masses in shades of acid green, poisonous yellow and candy pink. This piece, Cube Light Green, is slab-built with applied balls, covered with a foamy, bubbled glaze - the product of several firings (extract from www.galleri-noerby.dk)

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Galleri Noerby, Copenhagen
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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