COLLECTIBLE CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ART

© Ceramic Vase - Ruan Hoffmann

The auto-biographical journey of Ruan Hoffmann’s work as an artist is documented through his voluminous body of ceramic work. Hoffmann has practiced his ceramic art for the last 20 years, sparked by an interest in the transformative powers involved in ceramics and how the elements combine to create this fragile magic.  His ceramic work comprises complicated imagery on ceramic tiles, plates and vases.

For Hoffmann, the medium’s fascination lies with the element of surprise and uncertainty. Admittedly not interested in the practical and technical aspects of ceramics, Hoffmann allows the process to complete itself. Letting go of the need to control it, becomes a fitting metaphor for the work. The process of firing eventually brings about a change in the work that the artist himself could not predict; reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s need for paint to create a painting by throwing it at the canvas and wanting it to become a painting. (Excerpts from an article written by Louis Boshoff - follow this link for the complete article.) http://www.ruanhoffmann.com/media/ 

© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Plate - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Vase - Ruan Hoffmann
© Ceramic Vase - Ruan Hoffmann

© Ceramic Vase - Ruan Hoffmann
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