Per Ahlmann

In Per Ahlmann's ongoing project – the ceramic sculpture – he investigates how three-dimensional objects in our immediate surroundings, more or less intentionally, are present and relates to their environment.

As he states: 
'The spectrum of the field of sculpture is enormous. If I would try to categorize my position, it would be one of working with sculpture that is about sculpture. I consider a sculpture to be successful if it  is self-reliant. When it appears as a representation of something you ought to recognize, while being completely abstract. For a sculpture to evoke this sentiment it must contain credibility and possess a natural obviousness in the juxtapositions of the single sculptural elements and the transitions between these parts'.

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On his working with the clay itself, Per Ahlmann says: 'Technically, I have great pleasure in 'tightening up' a form. It's fantastic to build up a volume of clay quite carelessly and then, in the leather-hard state, to smooth it out with tools, water, sponge, etc, until the surface becomes delicate to the touch. But the opposite of this is attractive too: the traces of a quick elaboration. It may actually be this very characteristic of clay, that I value the most – the way in which 'time' so easily is transmitted to and manifests itself in this compliant material'.



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SELECTED WORKS

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Per Ahlmann
Født 1965, Lemvig, DK



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