Annemieke Mulders (SOLD)

Adaptation, 2021

15 cm
I am fascinated by the process of transformation where the world evolves in a gradual and almost deliberate way. Somehow random changes and disorder are fundamental to building order and complexity. Slow, almost unnoticeable changes are the precursors to rapid transformations that shake our perceptions. This work is made with discarded plaster moulds that are cut, altered and reassembled. I break these forms, add chaos and reassemble. These processes of destruction and building up merge to create new forms. The transformations are in form and in the surface. It creates fragility and complexity, reminiscent of geographies, and evoking contemplation. The inherent contradictions of the vessels demands questioning and defies simple categorisation.
Annemieke Mulders has worked across the world as a scientist before becoming a ceramic artist in 2014. Her work explores the intersection of order, chaos, function, asymmetry and beauty. Annemieke is driven by a need to understand things that puzzle her. In the past this motivated her scientific research, now it motivates her ceramic art practice. She aims to understand the tension between the orderly and the chaotic. She creates meaning by combining the two. Her works have been selected for several curated exhibitions in Australia including Fluid State (WA), World Stage Exhibition/Emerging Artists (NSW) and Manifest (TAS).
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