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Les sculptures monochromes de Wouter Dam semblent être gonflé par l’air qui les traverse. Comme une voile gonflée par le vent, les formes semblent onduler sous la houle, formant ainsi des vagues et des creux. Elles attirent le regard à la fois sur des courbes douces mais aussi sur des bords aiguisés, et nous plongent dans un état méditatif.

« A première vue, mes créations peuvent paraître minimalistes. Mais elles sont néanmoins intrigantes »

L’œuvre un  céramique de Wouter Dam démontre une capacité remarquable de combiner des formes lisses et ondulées avec des couleurs douces et sensuelles. Une parfaite fusion de courbes qui forme une sculpture compacte et intense aussi bien à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur.

Le travail semble jaillir de plusieurs sources et laisse apparaître une architecture simple et élégante :

« Je flirte avec des formes anthropomorphiques classiques et j’effleure la nature en m’inspirant des structures de végétaux. »

Ces créations ne révèlent qu’un vague soupçon de ses sources d’inspiration, afin de laisser courir librement l’imagination de chacun.

 

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WOUTER DAM

 

1957                                    Born in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

  • Educated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam,( Academie of fine Arts).

Head of the department Jan v.d.Vaart

 

Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

 

2019                                             Kunst Rai, contemporary Art Fair Amsterdam, represented by                  C. Koch, the Netherlands.

2018                             Design Basel at Art Miami, represented by gallery VIVID Rotterdam the

Netherlands.

Art the Hague, artfair, represented by C.Koch, the Hague, Netherlands.

Decorex, London, represented by J.Bird Gallery, London, England.

Joanna Bird Gallery, London, England.

Qade, Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, represented by C.Koch

Solo              Salone del Mobile, presentation of a large group of sculptures in the

booth of Piet Boon Studio, Milan Italy.

Solo                                  Qade, Art Fair, Rotterdam, represented by C. Koch Gallery.

“Simple Form” Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Japan.

Kunst-Rai, Art Fair, Amsterdam, represented by C. Koch.

2017       Solo                                  Puls Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

Tresor, Basel, Contemparary Craft artfair, represented by Gallery “Taste      Geneve.

Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, represented by C,Koch.

2016                Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Zeitgenossiche Keramik von Fontana bis Uecker. Contemporary Ceramics from Fontana to Uecker, Germany.

Art Geneve, Zwitserland, represented by “Taste”Contemporary Craft.

2015    Solo                                          NEC Gallery, Paris, France.

Design auction, Phillips du Pury, April, London, United Kingdom.

2014                                                               Tea Bowls, Oxford Ceramics gallery, Oxford, United Kingdom.

“Formed” Lakeside Gallery, Nottingham, U.K.

2013                Schlos Schleisheim, in dialoque with the Baroque, Munchen, Germany.

2012     Solo                                         Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo, represented by Mitochu Koeki Co. Japan.

2011                                  Danese Gallery, Contemporary Ceramics, N.Y. U.S.A.

Joan B Mervis Gallery, West Meets East, N.Y. U.S.A.

2010                Museum Boymans van Beuningen, “Burned soil” Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2009                                   Stedelijk Museum, Ceramic Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2008                                  PAN Amsterdam, Art fair, The Netherland, represented by Carla Koch Gall.

2006    Solo                                          Garth Clark Gallery, NewYork , U.S.A. at 57thstreet space.

American Art Dealers Association, Show at the “Armoury”, New York,  U.S.A.    represented by Garth Clark Gallery.

2004                                 Collect Art Fair, British Craft Council, Victoria&Albert, Museum, London, England.

2002                                                                  G.R. Gardiner museum, Toronto, Canada. (Modernism and Beyond).

2001                                                    Poetics of Clay, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA. Curator

Helen Drutt.

1999   Solo                                    De Brakke Grond, Flemish Cultural Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Scrips College, Ceramics Annual, Claremond, California, USA.

1997                                                    Kunst-RAI, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

1994                                   N. Margolis Gallery, New York, USA.

Massachusetts College of Arts, Boston, USA, (Facets of the Same Nature).

Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Dutch Ceramics Museum.

1991                                   Gallery Inart, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1988                  Solo                                    Singer Museum Laren, the Netherlands.

1984                  Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands,”Oosterse invloeden in  Nederlandse keramiek, (Influences from the far East in Dutch Ceramics.

 

 

 

 

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany.

Hetjens Museum Dusseldorf, Germany, German Museum of Ceramics.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Craft Gallery, Tokyo Japan.

Musée National de Céramique Sèvres, Paris, France.

Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Gifu, Japan.

Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum, Japan

Victoria&Albert Museum, London, England.

Akzo/Nobel.nv, Art foundation, The Netherlands.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Housten, Texas U.S.A.

Fried, Douglas Daum Museum, Sedelia, Michigan, U.S.A.

Mino Museum, Gifu prefecture, Japan.

Museum, Leipzich, Germany

Boice Art Museum, Boice, Idaho, U.S.A.

Long Beach Museum of art, California U.S.A.

Bouwfonds kollektie, the Netherlands.

Tajimi City cultural hall, Tajimi, Japan.

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Netherlands .last acquisition 2007

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.

Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

City of Amsterdam collection.

City of Utrecht collection.

PUBLICATIONS

 

2011                  the Workshop guide to Ceramics, Thames&Hudson

ISBN 978-0-500-51621-8.

The Pot Book, Edmund De Waal, Phaidon, page 73

ISBN 978-0-7148-4799-3, United Kingdom.

ELLE Decoration issue 198, april, France.

  1. Magazine, issue 11, Living With Ceramics, Belgium.

Ceramics Monthly,Jan.2011, U.S.A.

la Revue de la Céramique et du Verre,No 177, France.

2010                  Monthly Ceramic Art, Korea (South), Issue June, page 104/107.

Ceramic Review, U.K. Issue 242, page 54 / 57.

2009                  Contemporary Ceramics, Emmanuel Cooper, page 154, Thames & Hudson , UK.

ISBN 978-0-500-51487-0

Auction cataloque, Design April 30th, Phillips du Pury, London, England.

2008                  Auction cataloque, Design Dec 17th,Phillips du Pury, New York, U.S.A.

Klei, Ceramics magazine ,interview, November, page 4 to 6 ,The Netherlands.

Cataloque from Bonhams, Okt 22nd, London, United Kingdom.

Cataloque for Kunst op Kamers, de Rijp, The Netherlands.

2007                  Room With a View, Cataloque Art collection Bouw Fonds, page 56.

2006                  Cataloque Stedelijk Museum, Acquisitions 1993-2003, page 163.

Naked Clay,Jane Perryman,Page 10/15,A&C Black, London,

ISBN, 0-7136-5309-4.

2005                  Crafts magazine issue 192 page 44.

Cataloque exhibition: ceramic contemporaines europeennes pages 46,Troyes,

France.

Magazine CERAMICA Spain issue 98 2 pages

2004                  Keramiek N.V.K.issue 1 page 4, 5

2003                  20th Century Ceramics, Edmund de Waal, Thames&Hudson, page 185.

Cataloque The Lagacy of Modern Ceramic Art, page 131, Museum of Modern

Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan.

Ceramic Art and Craftwork, issue no 74 page 26,42 Japan.

2002                   Los Angeles Times, Art Reviews, March 22,F26, by Christopher Knight.

Cataloque Centinario Torino, Capolavori, page 93.

2001                   Ceramic art 37, Taiwan, page 70

Post Modern Ceramics, Mark Del Vechio, Thames & Hudson, page 43