From his studio in Chino, California, Philip Kupferschmidt (previously) fashions cavernous ceramic vessels that drip and ooze with vibrant glazes. After throwing a bit on the wheel, the artist warps, stretches, and crushes the partitions of a vase or pot that he later covers with thick droplets or chunky globs. Lots of the sculptures seem to slouch underneath the burden of the liquid, their sides folded and creased into skewed shapes.
Kupferschmidt has been creating drip-covered works for a number of years and just lately started a sequence of Supergloops, vessels with extra pigments and materials variances than his typical one- or two-toned works. “I’m exploring interactions of shade and texture that general, hope to offer impressions of otherworldly environments if one had been shrunk down and navigating the confined areas of the vessels, sort of like within the film Honey, I Shrunk the Children,” he says. “Moreover, I’m channeling my love/awe of nature, frustration with man-made pure disasters, and reminiscences of my 90’s childhood into this work.”
In the event you’re in Los Angeles, you may see Kupferschmidt’s works as a part of a bunch present opening September 28 at Tappan Collective. The artist plans to launch items in his shop later this fall, so observe him on Instagram for information about that drop.
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