View Image Gallery Martin McWilliam(Full member)Tel: +49 (0)4482 8372 Email: Web: www.martin-mcwilliam.de
"What I am looking for in my work with 'clay and fire' lies in their own essential beauty and the play between them - a beauty subjective , difficult to define, control or repeat - something to do with chance coincidence. My methods are as simple / direct as possible where chance has space to surprise. This leads me along a narrow ridge between my will and that of the material".
The Vessel and its Image (extract from the text in my new catalogue)
McWilliam’s work inscribes itself into a very long tradition that dates far beyond the strands of modernity and the concept of art as we know it, at the same time as he points to the most advanced scientific studies. In premodern cultures the cultic object would form a bridge between this world and the divine forces beyond human understanding.
Today we investigate these fields in the context of consciousness studies, Superstring theory and quantum physics that all end up questioning the present view on reality. Both represent and materialize a connexion between the world as we know it, and the space that is beyond human consciousness. Compared to the cultic object, in a postmodern context McWilliam is able to create a similar passage, precisely because his works adapt and incorporate the postmodern reality.
The play with dimensions openly tells the story of postmodern deconstruction, but still, essence has not been lost. The extended awareness that is created as time and space merge offers us a possibility to get in touch with those deeper layers of human existence. The most existential experiences expressed in the humble form of a vessel. Clay, water and fire. Form leading to the formless. Space dissolving space. Dr. Louise Mazanti. Writer and lecturer, Denmark.
2013. I have moved on from the “Kerr metric” describing space-time around rotating black holes to the ergosphere which is a region located outside a rotating black hole. Its name is derived from the Greek word ergon, which means “work”. It received this name because it is theoretically possible to extract energy and mass from the black hole in this region.
1957 Born in Cape-town.
E- Cadaquès L'Amistad GalleriaD'Art.
2010 B- Raeren Euregio-Keramikpreises 2010
D- Keramik Magazin Nr.6/ 1991, Nr.2/1998
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Auf dem Koetjen 1, Sandhatten, D-26209.
Telephone: +49 (0)4482 8372
Availability: By appointment.
Joined on: 2007-04-05
Last Updated: 2013-05-07
Events featuring this potter
Kunsthaus Hessepark : Martin McWilliam and Elisabeth Tatenberg