Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present Jacques Kaufmann’s first exhibition in London, comprising over seventy works in stoneware, porcelain, slate and mixed clays, made between 1990 and 2018.
Swiss ceramicist, Kaufmann creates sculptures that are borne out of his fascination with the raw material, the process of making and the relationship between material and space. He views the goal of his work as being the experiment that occurs during all processes involved, including firing and post-firing interventions. The unexpected events that can happen in the kiln results in a what he deems a gift, offered by the material, beyond the will. He writes
To question the gestures, the tools, the processes, the materials, generates an apparently multifaceted work. How to avoid losing itself?
It is a question of managing, to trust the interior unit of its being, to leave the open door to the doubts and enthusiasms, like a direct demonstration of our forces and major needs, beyond the current conscience or of the comprehension which one can have.
The exhibition will be open from the 28th of November through the 21st of December.