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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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Pearl #2108 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2108, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Pearl #2090 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2090, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Pearl #2106 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2106, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Pearl #2060 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2060, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
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Brutto Gusto
Pearl #2135 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenPearl #2135, 2019Ceramic
17 x 17 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Bomb #2221 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenBomb #2221, 2019Ceramic
26 x 26 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Bomb #2225 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenBomb #2225, 2019Ceramic
26 x 26 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Bomb #2227 by Morten Løbner Espersen contemporary artwork
Morten Løbner EspersenBomb #2227, 2019Ceramic
24 x 29 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery

Morten Løbner Espersen Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Morten Løbner Espersen, Pearls, Bombs and Moonjars at Brutto Gusto, Berlin
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6 March–6 June 2020 Morten Løbner Espersen Pearls, Bombs and Moonjars Brutto GustoBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Morten Løbner Espersen, Vessels at Brutto Gusto, Berlin
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9 June–8 September 2017 Morten Løbner Espersen Vessels Brutto GustoBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, K.wie Keramik at Brutto Gusto, Berlin
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18 November 2016–14 January 2017 Group Exhibition K.wie Keramik Brutto GustoBerlin

Morten Løbner Espersen Represented By

Brutto Gusto contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Brutto Gusto Berlin

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