Artist highlights “beauty of destruction” by creating ornate sculptures out of broken ceramics

Wonderful sculptures made of broken ceramics

Bouke de Vries Guan Yin With a Nimbus of Saucers Porcelain Fragmented Sculpture

A ceramic artwork heritage may be found in the majority of established countries, making ceramics an ancient art form. Ceramic sculptures frequently sustain catastrophic damages while being highly robust when stored and treated appropriately. One slip-up can turn a once-perfect statue or vases to countless broken fragments. With his shattered pieces, Dutch artist Bouke de Vries celebrates the “wonder of ruin” by working primarily with shattered ceramics.

De Vries started out in the fashion business before switching gears and enrolling at West Dean College and study ceramic preservation and repair. He started making his own sculptures out of salvaged ceramics that were beyond repair after working as a ceramics conservator for more than ten years. His understanding of pottery repair, fashion business experience, and the vibrant artistic legacy of his native nation all have a significant impact on his works.

His dismantled artworks come in many different shapes, but many of them are put back together utilizing the kintsugi method. This Japanese technique fixes the items by dusting or combining a special lacquer with golden powder. De Vries observes that “the kintsugi ideology coincides quite well with one of the basic foundations of my practice.” “I think that even when something is broken, it can still be lovely. With kintsugi, the damage is viewed as an important component of the piece’s history rather than being hidden. I make an effort to say that in my own style.

By checking his webpage and the art gallery Adrian Sassoon, you can see more of the artist’s creations.

Bouke de Vries, a Dutch artist, fashions stunning creations out of broken crockery.

Bouke de Vries Reconfiguring Fragmented Ceramics Into SculptureBouke de Vries Guan Yin With a Nimbus of Saucers Porcelain Fragmented SculptureBouke de Vries Guan Yin in a Cloud of Shards Ceramic Fragmented Sculpture

He aims to highlight the elegance found in imperfections through his disassembled artworks.

Bouke de Vries Homeland Britain II Fragmented Earthenware SculptureBouke de Vries Memory Vessel LXVII Fragmented Qing Dynasty Porcelain SculptureBouke de Vries Tobacco Jar Garniture Glass and Fragmented Ceramic Sculpture

Learn more about his creative process and mindset by watching the clip.

Source:Website | Instagram | Adrian Sassoon

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