Johannes Nagel

Halle, Germany

Johannes Nagel

Johannes Nagel studied ceramics at the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany. Deliberately questioning the widely accepted status of pottery as a functional, domestic and decorative craft, Nagel turns to clay as the privileged arena for his formal and conceptual explorations, rehearsing, through an eclectic array of vessels, the timeless debate of form vs. function, control vs. spontaneity, rigour vs. improvisation. The artist had two solo shows with the gallery, "I Hardly Ever Thought of Flowers" (2015) and "Johannes Nagel: Vessels, Perhaps 2010-2017" (2018). His work is in the collection of international institutions, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, and Keramion, Frechen, Germany.

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It is not the material that is the common ground at FUMI, but the idea of questioning the object.

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