a black stoneware sculpture "Prolongation", Sweden 2009.
Signed EH 09-13 (executed in 2009, the surface was restored by Eva Hild in 2013). Measurements ca 83 x 34 cm, height 24 cm.
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
19 066 - 23 832 EUR
Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm.
Petter Eklund "Eva Hild, Carlsson förlag, 2009, illustrated p 8-9.
Eva Hild (b. 1966) lives and works in Sparsör outside Borås. She mainly makes sculptures in white or black stoneware clay; organic, non-figurative forms that move between inner and outer space. The ceramic figures are hand-built with thin clay rolls which she slowly curls up to volumes, which are then polished with sandpaper. She initiated working with the black clay for the sculptures in the autumn of 2008. The working process is long lasting, only making the structure can take five to six months.
Her first separate exhibition was held at the Inger Molin Gallery in Stockholm in 2000 and her sculptures have since been exhibited at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York and Galerie NeC in Paris.
January 14 - February 20, 2016 Hild displayed monumental sculptures in the exhibition "Sinkhole" at Galleri Andersson / Sandström, Stockholm. She is represented in museums and art collections nationally and internationally, including at the Musee de Sèvres in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Shanghai and the National Museum in Stockholm
Information concerning the sculpture "Prologation" (brown-black):
"Influence, pressure, strain. Breaking-up. Interruption. Complex. Structure. Loop. Layers. Lamella.
These words have been the foundation of my current project that comprise communicating the theme in large, hand-built clay forms. Delicate continuously flowing entities in thinbuilt clay. They reflect varying degrees of external and internal pressures, and how, as a consequence, perception of inner and outer space is changed or challenged.
This sculpture is a combination of the closed form and the layers/lamellas moving out from inner part.The overall theme is about relations, and how the different parts connect and interact in a limited piece.
I feel a great freedom in hand-buildning. It grows slowly, I have time to reflect, I can change directions, make connections and have a smooth surface with the same thickness.
The clay dry slowly and do not collapse. When the form is ready and the clay is dry, I sand away at teh surface and fire twice in stoneware temperature, around 1150 C. The surface is treated with black silicate paint in many layers and finally coating of oxides in a linseed oil based colour."
Eva Hild, Sparsör 2009-10-15
Viewing: 8 – 13 October, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
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