Second Skin No.2

Hennie Meyer

Medium:

Black Earthenware and Light Purple Glaze, 2019

Dimensions:

28cm x 57cm x 40cm

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ABOUT HENNIE MEYER

Hennie Meyer is a ceramic artist who uses the concept of repetition to cross over into the realm of installation. He makes use of multiples to create larger pieces. Conceptually he is interested in the diverse roles played by individuals in groups.

“Clay is a passion and obsession. Working with clay allows me to think. Observing a group of jugs in my studio sparked my first large scale installations in 2008. An invitation to make a number of extensive ceramic works for Qunci Villas, a boutique hotel in Lombok, Indonesia took these ideas further.”

-Hennie Meyer

The concept of repetition and variation are central to the successful Ukusela eKapa project that formed part of Cape Town as the 2014 World Design Capital. Hennie studied ceramics in Australia and South Africa. He exhibits extensively, both locally and overseas. His work has been included in numerous permanent collections and international publications. Hennie and Heleen and their two sons live in Durbanville, Cape Town.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    ‘THE TWELFTH LANGUAGE’, EBONY/CURATED, BORDEAUX HOUSE, FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA

2019    ‘X’, US WOORDFEES, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

2017    ‘FULL CIRCLE’ EBONY/CURATED, FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA

2017    ‘AFTER THE PARTY’, RUST EN VREDE GALLERY, DURBANVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

2015    ‘SOLAR’, TIM ANDREWS GALLERY, DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM

2014    ‘DIE GRAS IS ALTYD GROENER …’, ABSA KLEIN KAROO NASIONALE, SOUTH AFRICA

2012    ‘QUINCI INSPIRED’, RUST EN VREDE GALLERY, DURBANVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

2010    ‘FORM AND DESIGN’, SHANGHAI, CHINA

2008   ‘VEELVOUD’, ABSA KLEIN KAROO NASIONALE KUNSTEFEES, OUDTSHOORN, SOUTH AFRICA

2008   ‘STRIPPED’, ART.B GALLERY, BELLVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    SELECTED PARTICIPANT IN THE 2019 KOREAN INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC BIENNALE, KOREA

2017    EXHIBITOR AT THREE WOORDFEES (UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH)

2017    EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING: ‘BOSCH IN AFRICA’, SOUTH AFRICA

2016    COROBRIK CERAMIC BIENNALE, DURBANVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

2016    ‘HUISGENOOT 100’, CURATED BY SANDRA HANEKOM FOR KKNK, OUDTSHOORN, KUNSTEFEES, OUDTSHOORN, SOUTH AFRICA

2013    ‘WORLDLY GOODS’, MAJLIS GALLERY, DUBAI

2010    CERAMIC CONVERSATIONS.- EXHIBITION WITH CLEMENTINA VAN DER WALT AT UCT IRMA STERN MUSEUM, STELLEBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

2008   1ST SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL MODERN POT ART BIENNALE EXHIBITION, CHINA

2005-2010    EXHIBITOR AT CERAMIC ART LONDON, ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

HIGHLIGHTS

2018    CURATOR OF COROBRIK NATIONAL CERAMIC BIENNALE, RUST EN VREDE GALLERY, DURBANVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

2017    INVITED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT KHOLIA17, CERAMIC SYMPOSIUM IN ESTONIA

2016    COROBRIK ACQUISITION AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD NOMINATED FOR A WOORDFEES 2016 WOORDTROFEE FOR CURATING THE CERAMIC EXHIBITION: GEBAK

2016    CAPE TOWN WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL PROJECT, UKUSELA EKAPA

2011    COMMISSION OF OUTDOOR CERAMIC ARTWORK IN LOMBOK, INDONESIA

2009   WORK SELECTED FOR 5TH WORLD CERAMIC BIENNALE, KOREA

2005   HONOURABLE MENTION AT THE THIRD WORLD CERAMIC BIENNALE IN KOREA

2004   WINNER OF MERIT AWARD AT THE CERAMICS SOUTHERN AFRICA NATIONAL EXHIBITION, PRETORIA

2003   WINNER OF MERIT AWARD AT THE ALTECH CERAMICS TRIENNIAL CAPE TOWN

2002   WORK SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION IN TWO CERAMIC BOOKS INTENDED FOR INTERNATIONAL RELEASE BY LARK BOOKS

2001    WINNER OF A MERIT AWARD AT THE APSA NATIONAL EXHIBITION

2000   SELECTION JUDGE FOR ALTEC INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC BIENNALE

2000   WORK SELECTED FOR THE FNB VITA NOW CRAFT AWARDS

2000   RECEIVED THE CPS STERLING AWARD FOR THE BEST ENTRY AT THE APSA   WESTERN CAPE REGIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION

1999    WINNER OF A MERIT AWARD AT THE APSA NATIONAL EXHIBITION

1999    WORK PURCHASED FOR THE COROBRIK CERAMIC COLLECTION

1998    SELECTED EXHIBITOR AT THE ALTEC INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC BIENNALE, SANDTON CIVIC GALLERY

1998    WORK PURCHASED FOR THE COROBRIK CERAMIC COLLECTION

1998    SELECTED EXHIBITOR AT THE FNB VITA NOW CRAFT AWARDS

1997    FINALIST IN THE VOLKSKAS ATELIER COMPETITION.

1997    SELECTOR AND JUDGE AT THE APSA WESTERN CAPE REGIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION

1996    SELECTED EXHIBITOR AT THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK CERAMIC BIENNALE

1996    RECEIVED THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AWARD AT THE APSA WESTERN CAPE CERAMIC EXHIBITION

1995    RECEIVED A HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD FOR SCULPTURE AT THE APSA WESTERN CAPE CERAMIC EXHIBITION

1995    WORK ACQUIRED FOR THE CERAMIC COLLECTIONS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND THE DURBANVILLE CLAY MUSEUM.

1994    RECEIVED THE HANDBUILT AWARD AT THE APSA WESTERN CAPE CERAMIC EXHIBITION.

1994    SELECTED EXHIBITOR AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN CERAMIC AWARDS

1993    RECEIVED A HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD AT THE APSA WESTERN CAPE CERAMIC EXHIBITION