Morten Løbner Espersen

Horror Vacui



A 76-page book with full color photographs and installation views of his 2012 solo exhibition at the Trapholt Art Museum in Denmark.

Horror Vacui is a collection of new works by the internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Morten Løbner Espersen. It is also the title of his 2012 solo exhibition at Trapholt Art Museum - a monumental presentation creating a dialogue between four series of works: vessels, cylinders, glazed clay tablets and drawings.

Horror vacui - the fear of empty space - was originally the name of a style of a classical Greek vase from around 1000 B.C. with intricate decorations covering its entire surface. Morten Løbner Espersen's new series, inspired by the forms of antiquity, marks a shift from the strict geometry that has previously characterized his works. Here his dramatic glazes are met with an expressive answer from the clay.

It is a step into deep water, but as the artist himself says: "There is nothing to fear. Neither the void nor its opposite."

Signed copies available. Please contact the gallery to purchase a copy. 


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