Rose Eken’s ceramic installations and miniature sculptures demonstrate a combination of meticulous craftsmanship and a more immediate do-it-yourself approach. They appear recognisable and leave evidence of lived life. Morning coffee, cigarette butts, potted cactuses, make-up and other handbag essentials. Although created in the same dimensions as those objects they imitate, once burned, a displacement of form occurs. A détournement closer to our idea of the object than the actual object. They are more aligned with the notion of alienation rather than the banal or the trivial. The everyday in this sense becomes bound up with the potential opening onto new meanings.
SHOP SELECTED CERAMIC WORKS BY ROSE EKEN HERE
Join us for the release of Rose Eken’s new monograph Artefacts 2012-2018. The book is available as regular edition or limited edition box set with original ceramic marker pen by Rose Eken. “For me, the book is a way to understand my own project, but also a potential way to invite other in to my workspace and reveal the sketches and works in process” – Rose Eken. The book is accompanied by widespread photographs and essays by ARoS Director Erlend Høyersten, art critic and writer Maria Kjær Themsen and UK art writer and curator Francesca Gavin.
Rose Eken’s new monograph Artefacts 2012-2018 will be released in conjunction with Rose Eken’s current solo exhibition Resistance at V1 Gallery, with a book signing and artist talk with Maria Kjær Themsen, on Wednesday May 2 from 5-7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Join the Facebook event HERE
Rose Eken’s current solo exhibition Resistance continues at V1 Gallery through May 19, 2018.