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Merete Rasmussen

Born Denmark, 1974

Merete Rasmussen studied at Designskolen Kiolding in Denmark from 2000-2005 (MA Ceramics).

Rasmussen’s work captures movement as a flowing form - stretching or curling around itself with concave surfaces twisting into convex shapes. She is fascinated by the idea of a continuous surface with one connected edge running through an entire form. Merete Rasmussen usually works in ceramic and hand builds her sculptures so that they hold their own shape, notwithstanding their complexity. Her decision to create a work in bronze was prompted by a desire to make a piece on a larger scale, which could relate to human physicality. Creating large works had not been possible in stoneware clay due to the constraints of gravity. Bronze had other potential benefits too; it could be displayed outdoors and it also opened up a new range of colours and surface potential with which she could experiment.

he has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally and her work is now included in many public collections, including: Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; National Museum of Scotland; Aberdeen Art Gallery; the Crafts Council Collection, UK; York Art Gallery; Oldham Art Gallery; National Fund of Contemporary Arts, France; TERRA, International Sculpture Symposium, Serbia; Guldagergaard, The International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark.

Perpetual Red