Morten Løbner Espersen, Chartreuse Moonjar $48,000>
Jason Jacques Gallery

Morten Løbner Espersen has brought a new energy to the tradition of ceramics through a 20-year exploration of his object of choice, the vessel. He focuses on the simplicity of the form through variations of this archetype that balance opposing principles: simple shapes and complex surfaces, or complex shapes and simple surfaces. Whether his vessel is of modest, cylindrical nature or a chaotic, writhing mass of layered glazes, Espersen strives to create a quality in glazing comparable to geological happenstance. Likened to the frothy, volcanic surfaces of Lucie Rie’s stoneware, the organic and protruding forms of Axel Salto’s “budding” vases, and a Patrick Nordstom brilliance in glazing, Espersen’s clay forms exercise the full potential of his self-imposed neutral starting point.


DESIGNER/

Morten Løbner Espersen

DATE/

2018

MATERIALS/

Glazed stoneware

DIMENSIONS/

85 x 85 x 125 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

Denmark

SHIPS FROM/

New York

$48,000

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