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Countless ceramic loops encompass Cecil Kemperink’s movable chain sculptures

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December 30, 2020

Grace Ebert

All images © Cecil Kemperink, shared with permission

Spread out flat or folded in shapeless piles, Cecil KemperinkThe bulky chain sculptures contrast the massive ceramic material with the flexibility of their shapes. The moving works consist of hundreds of loops that are connected to one another in earth tones and subtle gradients. Whether heaped on the floor or wrapped over Kemperink’s body, the heavy chain mail is both supple and fragile.

The artist (previously), who lives on the Dutch island of Texel, derives her understanding of movement from the surrounding water and the environment. “I love the rhythm of nature, the tides, the (change) in the length of the days, the seasons, the changes that are continually changing,” she shares. “I try to translate the rhythm, the time, the colors, the continuous movements into my work in different ways.”

Follow Kemperink’s latest work, which will include ten pieces for an installation, two larger works, and a wall sculpture over the coming weeks Instagram.

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