Robin Vermeersch: MTA, 2020
Exhibition at Museum Torhout, Belgium, 2020
In the same room as the unique collection of Flemish Torhout’s pottery, Robin Vermeersch is looking for a ceramic dialogue with his own pottery sculptures and installations.
Within the framework of this Museum with its special collection, Robin Vermeersch entered into a dialogue with the pieces of Torhout’s pottery that are on display in the renewed presentation. It is not a confrontation, but a dialogue in form, colour and content. The invitation from the city of Torhout was an encouragement for Robin to realise some ideas for pottery sculptures.
In addition to the presentation of the pottery sculptures, Robin Vermeersch is also showing an installation with a selection from his ceramic work over the years. These include sculptures that were recently made in the European Ceramic Work Centre in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. The various sculptures brings Robin together within one installation where they communicate with each other as one whole. The sculptures and painted wall of Robin Vermeersch show us an alienating world of miraculous structures and natural elements that refer to another reality. They are fragments that have been extracted from a larger world and therefore have the potential to evoke new meanings.
The work breaks through all boundaries, painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation decoration and design seamlessly merge to become a very personal artistic world.