Christa Gebhardt

Créature morte

201847 x 38 x 10 cm
fired clayPhotograph: Bernd Perlbach

Christa Gebhardt

1937

The ceramic works of Christa Gebhardt gather the alleged extremes of our existence into a visually voluptuous, symmetrical whole. She defines the manifestation of being using objects of deep-seated archaic appeal in a free, personal process of form-finding marked by a light-sculpting, baroque force. Lightness is paired with gravity, birth embodies death, centred peace ( centred tranquillity ) lies in wild, primeval shapes, and her earthen works are encircled by a mythical aura.

 

Augustin M. Noffke, 2019 October

CV

1991Member of the Association of German Artists, BBK
1983Foundation member of " Gruppe 83 "
1977First exhibition of ceramic work
1968-70Residence in West-Pakistan, Freelance Graphic-Artist
1955-60Education at University of Art and Design, Kiel Department of Graphic-Art

awards

1993Award for Ceramic Sculpture of Associazione Fiumara d 'Arte, Santo Stefano di Camastra, Italy
1979Member of International Academy of Ceramics

collections

Berlin, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kunstgewerbemuseum

Bruxelles, Musées Royaux d´Art et d´Histoire

Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Icheon, Südkorea, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation

Leipzig, Grassi Museum