‘REGARDING THE VASE’ – JOHANNES SCOTT, 02 MAR – 31 MAR 2019
‘Regarding The Vase’
“To regard something or someone means to look not too closely but rather away, from a distance – as in gazing. In a momentary gaze, the symbolic history of an artwork can be regarded or sublimated. Aesthetic reception follows sublimation.”
In his first solo exhibition at EBONY/CURATED at Bordeaux House, Franschhoek, Johannes Scott takes a formalist approach to ceramic convention. By combining 17th century Chinese shapes and the Japanese decorating technique Nagashigake, his work invokes a postmodernist aesthetic. This collection of large scale, and ultra modern pieces reflects on the conventional history of the ceramic vase.