30.71h x 19.69w x 16.54d in
Patterns I, 2019
Framed: 25.59h x 21.26w x 17.72d in
Johannes Nagel (b. 1979) is a German-born ceramist deeply interested in the improvised and porvisional. He has committed to explore the many ways to produce vessels— his works, which range in size from the smaller-scale to the monumental, take on the historic and contemporary meaning of the “vase” head-on with physical and theoretical methods of deconstruction, heavily informed by twentieth century art, criticism, and theory. He works quite often with a sand casting technique he developed himself.
Johannes Nagel studied at University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, where he is also an assitant professor. He began his career as a potter as an apprentice to Japanese-born Canadian ceramist, Kinya Ishikawa in Val-David, Quebec. He has since developed an international dossier of shows, awards, and residencies. Nagel's work is shown and collected internationally, and may be glimpsed in a diverse set of museum collections, including the Victoira and Albert Musuem, The Ariana, and the Keramion.