Min hemsida är nu uppdaterad med nya arbeten som jag kommer att ställa ut på COLLECT 2014, Saatchi Gallery, London UK, mellan 8 – 12 maj, 2014.

Alla foton är tagna av: Peter Carlsson
Hemsidan: www.gunillamariaakesson.se

My Website is now updated with my new works that will be exhibited at COLLECT 2014, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, between the 8th – 12th of may 2014.

All photos by: Peter Carlsson
Website: www.gunillamariaakesson.se

Cylinders – Still Life

The shape of the cylinder is a form that has always existed, has
always been there. You recognize it everywhere in a way that it is
natural. I really like the Cylinder as a form because of it´s simplicity and
common basic shape, for me it becomes a frame of my work there I can continue to explore my expression of different feelings in to it.

I place my cylinders together in to each other or I
leave one work alone by it self. The different sizes in height and volume makes something
happening to them, they become something more or something else then
just cylinders, like a sculpture or “Still Lifes”. A place where I can
feel the experience of the silence, presence and simplicity in my forms.

To get the brittle, thin, organic surface I build up the
cylinders in sections, about 5-7 cm each time. Then I throw and hand
model each section with one hand on the spinning wheel /kavalett. I
make one or maybe two sections a day. The bottom is placed in a plaster
mould thus giving the cylinder a convex bottom, then the cylinder finds it giving the form a slight lift from below,
therefore sometimes they are partially tilted. They are all
manufactured and hand built in earthenware/stoneware/porcelain with
”paperclay “ and fired to 1200 – 1260c. degrees.

I have made a short movie to show how I do this. Please have a look here>

Photos: Peter Carlsson
Copywright: BUS©Gunilla Maria Åkesson, 2014