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Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl

Walk In/Walk Out – Twinned #1

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For Design Miami/ Basel, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl has created two large scale ceramic sculptures specifically for the fair. Kaldahl works with the expressive power of abstract, non-narrative form to directly impact the viewer’s sensuous experience of the artwork. The motif is always clear in its simplicity – you see what you see. From a seemingly insignificant starting point the work builds up to occupy space, bit by bit, in a type of surrealist automatic drawing in three dimensions. The time-dimension of its own making thus becomes part of its monumental presence and intense energy. Kaldahl chooses to emphasize the physical joints between the segments of his sculptures, heightening their visual impact through the addition of a glazed “skin” that emphasizes texture.

Bio: Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl (born 1954) lives and works in Copenhagen. He was educated at the Royal College of Art in London (MA, 1990). His works is represented in international museums and private collections e.g. V&A Museum, London; Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; National Museum, Oslo; Röhsska Museum, Sweden; Designmuseum Denmark, DK; Trapholt Art Museum, DK; CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, DK; MIMA, Middlesborough, UK; Diane and Marc Grainer Collection, Washington DC; Annie and Otto Johs Detlefs Foundation, Denmark. Recent exhibitions include Bend, Bubble and Shine, Hostler Burrows Gallery; New York City, 2021; Maison Louis Carré, Paris, 2021; Ceramic Momentum – Staging the Object, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark, 2019; Five Cubed, Taste Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, 2019; MarsdenWoo Gallery, London, 2019.

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    Glazed Stoneware

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    54.0 x 44.0 x 98.0 cm (21.3 x 17.3 x 38.6 in)

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