David Carlsson

David Carlsson Contemporary Ceramics

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"In my artistic work I am often interested in contrasts and combinations. It could be things like dream and reality, aim and result ore repetition and breaks. I frequently return to the everyday as a subject were I am fascinated by routines as well as the wish to get away from them.

I want to tell stories through clay and ceramic references and I´m aiming for an equivocal state in my works where I like to both embrace and criticize, answer and wonder in the same object.

As a ceramic artist, I mostly work with sculptures/objects where I want to combine visualized thoughts and ideas with the ceramic material and references i use. My  works are often parts of longer thinking-paths and there are connections between different projects even if they don’t need a relation to each other.” David Carlsson

Born 1977, David Carlsson graduated from HDK, School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg.

 

David Carlsson's C.V. (resume) - View his works

EDUCATION
2005 - MFA Ceramic Art HDK -School of Design and Crafts Göteborg
2003 - BFA Ceramic Art HDK -School of Design and Crafts Göteborg
1998-2000 - Arts and Craft studies, Hellidens Folkhögskola Tidaholm
2002 - Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen Norway
       
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 - Sintra Gallery, Göteborg
2010 - Formargruppen, Malmö
2010 - Galleri Pannrummet, Lidköping
2006 - Window 107, Köbenhavn, DK
   
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 - Formargruppen, Malmö
2009 - Not Quite, Fengersfors
2008 - Hantverket Gallery, Stockholm
2008 - Tex-Tile, Axel Ebbes art museum, Trelleborg
2007 - Kaleido Arts and Crafts, Uppsala
2007 - Present, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal
2006 - Svanekegården, Svaneke, DK
2006 - Rackstadmuseet, Arvika
2006 - Nääs Arts and Crafts Gallery, Floda
2004 - Konsthantverkshuset, Göteborg
2003 - Nordisk studentexhibition, OICS, Oslo

SELECTED GRANTS
2009 - The Swedish Arts Grants Commitee, one year working grant
2006 - Sleipnir Travel Grant
2005 - Carl Larssons Memorial Foundation
2004 - Estrid Ericsons Foundation
2003 - Fabrikör JL Eklunds Craft Foundation
   
RESIDENCIES
2006 - Möbelfabrikken. Nexö, Bornholm DK
2011 - Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn
   
PUBLICATIONS
2004 - “Den äkta varan” ( The real thing)
2004 - A Site specific exhibition in a cataolgue
2007 - Arts Magazine Paletten #1

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