Ellen EHK ÅKESSON 2019

November 15 - December 21, 2019

20 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais 75003 Paris

Ellen Ehk’s lifelong communion with the old-growth forest has taught her to hear a voice that is calling uniquely to her. Her revelations, interpretations and insights of the shadowy virgin fir forests becomes the utmost inspiration to her work, and she has dedicated her artistic practice to the exploration of organic form.  Ehk uses clay and bronze as a medium to connect body and mind, bringing an imagined organic object into the physical world. She is deeply inspired by her surroundings that feed her mind and eventually define the identity of each of the pieces she works on.

Ellen Ehk’s lifelong communion with the old-growth forest has taught her to hear a voice that is calling uniquely to her. Her revelations, interpretations and insights of the shadowy virgin fir forests becomes the utmost inspiration to her work, and she has dedicated her artistic practice to the exploration of organic form.

Ehk uses clay and bronze as a medium to connect body and mind, bringing an imagined organic object into the physical world. She is deeply inspired by her surroundings that feed her mind and eventually define the identity of each of the pieces she works on.

 

Her experimental works go through layers of color, blasting and repetitive firing, getting a unique feel by the constant act of doing and touching the material. Distant from utilitarian objects, her work can be perceived as fantasies captured in clay and bronze.

Ellen Ehk (born 1976 in Nybro, Sweden) has her studio in the former glass factory Pukeberg in Nybro. She received a Master of Applied Arts in Ceramic Art at the University of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002. 

Ehk has made solo presentations at Berg Gallery, Stockholm, Puls Gallery, Brussels, Vida Museum, Öland and others. She has also exhibited at the Side Gallery, Barcelona, Da End Gallery, Paris, the Röhsska Museum, VIDA Museum and Solliden Royal Park in Sweden and galleries in Japan, China, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Korea and Finland. Ehk is represented in private collections in Sweden and abroad, as well as in public collections such as Nationalmuseum, the Shanghai Arts and Craft Museums, Public Art Agency Sweden, the Stockholm and Uppsala County Councils and in several Swedish Municipalities.

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Ellen EHK ÅKESSON 2019

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November 15 - December 21, 2019

20 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais 75003 Paris