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Morten Løbner Espersen Biography

Morten Løbner Espersen has a long relationship to the ceramic tradition of vessel making. Pearls, Bombs & Moon Jars is a playful ode to the elegant spherical form of the Korean Moon Jars–two hemispherical halves made out of porcelain, joined together in the middle–cherished for their sublime simplicity and lack of ornaments. Dating back to the fifteenth century, they were made customarily to contain flowers or wine, but they were also ritual, votive vases of pale shades that resembled a bright full moon. While the archetypal form is put under intellectual consideration, in a tantalising contrast, the artist discharges his individuality on the surface treatment, on the extreme superimposition of glazes. He rebounds between respect and distortion of conventions, dislocating the deep historical, almost sacred, purpose of the vessel towards a realm of exuberant materialism–echoes of human nature and its inherent dualities.
–Aldonso Palacio Neto

Morten Løbner Espersen Featured Artworks

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#1756 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner Espersen#1756, 2019Ceramic
20 x 15 cm
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#1765 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner Espersen#1765, 2019Ceramic
29 x 21 cm
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#1755 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner Espersen#1755, 2019Ceramic
29 x 21 cm
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#1681 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner Espersen#1681, 2019Ceramic
25.5 x 22 cm
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Pearl #2108 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2108, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
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Pearl #2090 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2090, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
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Pearl #2106 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2106, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Pearl #2060 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork sculpture
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2060, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
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Morten Løbner Espersen Recent Exhibitions

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