Material and dimensions:
Glass, brass and terra-cotta
Anders Sune Berg
Michael Sangkoyo Gramtorp
About the project:
The objects embody the surface of a mountain, adjusted to the size of human interiors, as little mountains in glass and terra-cotta. The works challenge how we perceive and relate to scale. Conquering the massive and solid form of a mountain, stripping it down and rebuilding it in a fragile material, combining nature’s forms with domestic objects.
Downsizing the scale of a mountain, something we normally associate with some of the biggest natural structures, is a way to get our attention on a bigger scale.
A mountain, a flowerpot, a vase, a pitcher, a cup is a playful and aesthetic endeavor to discuss how we perceive forms in a new context. The objects embody the surface of a mountain, adjusted to the size of human interiors, as little mountains in glass and terra-cotta.
Conquering a mountain, stripping it down and rebuilding it in a fragile material, is a humorous way of combining nature with domestic objects. The collection of A mountain, a flowerpot, a vase, a pitcher and a cup is about taking the surface of the mountain and scaling it down to the size of human hands, flowers and plants. Scale is adjustable and within the artistic frame, scale can become a playground for experiencing objects and forms in a new free context.
Thomas Poulsen, FOS
Designer and artist, born 1971
FOS creates sculptures, installations, objects and performances with the wish to investigate the social traditions, its systems and principals. He explores how our physical surroundings and social relations affects each other. His artistic practice is diverse and moves through many genres and materials. It embraces, in the broadest sense, sculpture, installation, music, architecture, and design. FOS’ work is an ongoing study of how the language of objects and space define us as social beings. Existing in the cross-field between art and craftsmanship, FOS is driven by an interest in how our social relations and physical contexts simultaneously co-exist.
1999: Danish Royal Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
2020: At Strøget, Mads Nørgaard, Copenhagen DK
2018: Au (0)ra, Vestfyns Gymnasium, Glamsbjerg, DK
2018: New, sculptural desk, Aarhus, DK
2017: The interior of Inés, Aalborg, DK
2016: Your Succes is your Amnesia, Efterslægten, DK
2015: Always happy new year, Copenhagen, DK
2003-2006: Radical Horizontality, ’Home for the Men’, Copenhagen, DK
SELECTED GRANTS AND HONOURS:
2019: Albertsen Fonden
2018: Aage og Yelva Nimbs hæderslegat
2018: Bindesbøll Medal
2017: Arken Art Prize
2010: Carl Nielsen’s and Anne Marie Carl Nielsen’s Award
2006: 3-year working grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2019: Hands worn smooth by coins, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
2018: Palimpsest — Hands Worn Smooth by Coins, SCAD, US
2018: /ˈpalɪm(p)sɛst/, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, DK
2015: Koøje, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
2012: Watchmaker, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Represented by Etage Projects