Changing spaces – large scale ceramic sculpture, inspired by infinitely small

Andrea Vinkovic

Andrea Vinkovic
Andrea Vinkovic

I am ceramic artist interested in exploring personal and archetypal symbolism of visual language.

My work is highly individual and often experimental using slipcast, handbuilt and wheel formed ceramic elements, pushing the boundaries of traditional approaches in ceramics. The source of my inspiration is fragility, organic beauty and delicate balance of natural environment. My sculptural work ranges from small, intimate, seemingly fragile works to large scale free standing sculptures.

Creating large scale works in ceramics brings a new aspect to already technically demanding medium. I have resolved the problem of creating and transporting a free standing large scale ceramic sculpture by creating a steel skeleton to which ceramics are attached. This method enables me to create sculptures of a substantial size that can be de-constructed and carried by 2 people, than re-constructed at the exhibition site. Despite the geometrical background, high precision and repetitive pattern of ceramic elements, it is important that sculptures retain an organic feel reminiscent of objects found in nature rather than being men-made.

It is equally important that technicalities of the making process do not overshadow the artistic intent. There is a narrative –a thread that connects most of my work - that talks about the interconnectedness of all things.