LONDON ART FAIR | Platform
14th January 2021
Vessel Gallery is proud to participate in the 33rd Edition of the London Art Fair. This unmissable event for 2021 is held on two digital formats LAF:EDIT and Artsy.
Presenting works from five international applied-art artists working with traditional glass and ceramic techniques, each have produced works that push the boundaries of their chosen materials, expressing them in new directions but also in direct reference to their personal heritage and cultural tradition.
Backhaus & Brown and Egevaerk
More about the Show;
Each year LAF:Platform focuses on a single distinct theme, the section includes galleries presenting well-known, overlooked and emerging artists that align to the theme.
At a time when the world is ever-changing, curator Candida Stevens presents Folk Art, a view to our cultural heritage, our communities and our identity and how artists who are working in the Folk tradition have chosen to pass on this cultural heritage of knowledge and inspiration.
Cultural heritage is unique and irreplaceable, it is an expression of the ways of living, developed over time by a community and passed on from generation to generation. It can include customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. The cultural heritage of a community reflects and shapes values, beliefs, and aspirations helping to define people’s national identity.
With global industrialisation, machines replacing the handmade, cultures all over the world are at risk of losing knowledge, skills and cultural heritage. Artists now working in the folk tradition are expressing the importance of their heritage. Platform explores artists who have revived lost knowledge, developed inherited skills and sharing inherited legacies. Whilst today's objects may be decorative, once they would have been utilitarian but the passing on of knowledge remains the same.
London Art Fair Vessel Gallery Viewing Room
All Exhibition Artworks
A Selection of the works represented;
Blooming Fresco by Maarten Vrolijk
20cm H, 31cm ø
Sakura TRP20017 by Maarten Vrolijk
51cm H, 41cm W, 42cm D
Irradiant Bloom III by Elliot Walker
80cm H, 54cm W, 9cm D
Irradiant Bloom VI by Elliot Walker
150cm H, 90cm W, 12cm D
One-Size-Fits-All by Chris Day
Glass, copper and steel
81cm H, 34cm W, 18cm D
Wander by Chris Day
Glass, copper, steel and rope
28cm H, 62cm W, 20cm W
Nattesværdet by Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk
Glass and oak
51cm H, 70cm W, 17cm D
Nornegæst by by Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk
Glass and oak
40cm H, 84cm W, 12.5cm D
Efflorescence I by Vanessa Hogge
37cm H, 30cm W, 29cm D
Daphne Vase by Vanessa Hogge
41cm H, 30cm ø