EUSEBIO SANCHEZ

b. 1979

We first saw Eusebio's’ work at The British Ceramics Biennial and were enamoured with his coiled sculptures. This unusual method to leave the coil exposed gives the work this defined narrative and shows its point of creation. He uses these bright artificial colours which bring the sculptures to life.

"In my practice I hand build sculptures with the method coiling. I choose to expose the coil, therefore to expose the process that is often hidden in most ceramic work. I champion this process and celebrate the history of craft and ceramics. I find inspiring the first primitive objects made out of clay from the  'Jomon' period in Japan and my approach to making is influenced by the Bauhaus.

"I use the coil as a drawing method, by analogy to how draughtsmen use a pencil. I like to think that I am ‘taking a coil for a walk’, an expression I borrow from Paul Klee’s expression: ‘drawing is taking a line for a walk’. When I am making a piece of work, I know where I want to start and have a notional idea of how I may want it to look like. Frequently the work takes me on a material and narrative journey and as I progress I make decisions to shape the final form different to the one I had in mind. I let the form be, and I let serendipity happen in the search for a new structural complexity.

"In a world that is becoming digitalised, I have created a relationship with clay where my hands act like an analogue 3D printer and as a result my sculptures echoes the aesthetic of this technology."

EUSEBIO SANCHEZ

 

Daybreak

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

62 x 61 x 26cm

Sunrise

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

60 x 40 x 30cm

Not from the Aberdeen Bestiary

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

40 x 47 x 25cm

Foreign Growth

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

31 x 15 x 15cm

Antropomórfico

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

120 x 55 x 46cm

Sunset

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

26 x 25 x 54cm

Accident

Ceramic stoneware, glazed

40 x 35 x 25cm

 
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