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Announcing Herman Verhagen’s Exhibition “on nature on porcelain”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition on nature on porcelain by Herman Verhagen on August 25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

After his graduation in 2003 from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Herman Verhagen has been working under the name of J.C. HERMAN as a video artist. Then, after several years of making claymations and 3D-animations, he took the animation out of the clay and started his Pottery Studio in 2011, J.C. HERMAN Ceramics.

Herman Verhagen has a pretty minimalistic approach to both Fine Arts and Ceramics.
He is fascinated by (dis)appearance and (in)significance. In his video works he has been exploring the question of ‘how to disappear’, while in his pottery he found the perfect way to make things without a specific meaning.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

‘on nature on porcelain’ is a diorama, where a cobaltblue watercolour animation of flowers, carps and other nature, will be projected on a porcelain japanese landscape.

also, it contains reflections on truth and poetry!

Herman Verhagen
“on nature
 on porcelain”

Exhibition style: animation in cobalt blue on a porcelain landscape
Date: August 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday) 11:00 to 18:00. Free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 25th (Sat), starting at 17:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Herman Verhagen

Herman Verhagen (The Netherlands) Residence: August 2018

J.C. HERMAN is the artist’s name of Herman Verhagen.
After his graduation in 2003 from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, he has been working under this name as a video artist. Then, after several years of making claymations and 3D-animations, he took the animation out of the clay and started his Pottery Studio in 2011, J.C. HERMAN Ceramics.

Herman Verhagen has a pretty minimalistic approach to both Fine Arts and Ceramics.
He is fascinated by (dis)appearance and (in)significance. In his video works he has been exploring the question of ‘how to disappear’, while in his pottery he found the perfect way to make things without a specific meaning.

During his residency at Studio Kura, Herman Verhagen wants to merge those two paths (animation and ceramics) and -maybe for the first time in his life- find out how to both appear and be signifcant.

Starting with some visits to closeby Arita and other potters in and around Itoshima, he will try to make a ‘Living Animation’. Starring: himself and the Queen of clays, Porcelain.

Website (ceramic works only): www.jcherman.org

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