Winter Series highlights the significance that may be found by dwelling on the seemingly insignificant
What are the concrete markers of a winter mood? What is it about a scene or an image that immediately gives away the season? The objects in Winter Series capture small and seemingly insignificant motifs from nature, which on closer inspection prove to be essential sources of a winter mood. This may be due to their colour scheme (cool notes, black white, brown, dark blue), their motif (naked branches, dead leaves) or their mood (stillness, death). In highlighting these minor motifs, Winter Series explores the idea that true significance may be found by dwelling on and paying attention to the seemingly insignificant.
varying sizes, H max 40 cm, W max 30 cm
white, black, dark blue, earth tones
Danish ceramicist, b. 1970
Marianne Krumbach describes herself as an interpreter of moods. She finds inspiration in everyday life, mainly in nature but also in mundane objects like kitchen utensils or matches. What captures her interest is not the object as such but rather our notion or perception of it. The meanings we imbue our surroundings with. When she recreates an object in clay, she aims to bring out something that goes beyond the form itself – a certain mood or an inherent story that might intrigue and capture the imagination of the beholder. Working mainly in stoneware or porcelain, she aims for a vibrant and immediate expression that is open to interpretation.
1996-2001: Design School Kolding, Department for Ceramics and Glass
1991-1994: University of Copenhagen, BA in Danish and art history
Selected grants and honours
2015: Working grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2013: Working grant, Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968
2011: Prize, Danish Arts Foundation
2014: ‘Ud og Hjem’ (with Karen Harsbo), Copenhagen Ceramics
2013: ‘Pynt’ (Decoration), Officinet, Copenhagen
2011: ‘New Nordic Narratives’, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark