Gustav Bolin

Ceramic artist

My creative work is located somewhere between the prosaic and the sublime, between the tangible and the dreamed. My starting point is usually the forms of everyday wares, but my objects also have a trait of sculpturality. As artefacts, they carry narratives. The artist fills the object with one narrative, and the user of the object with another. Crafts can be likened to an ethnological project, in which the objects give rise to statements and questions about the human condition. Thus, crafts are both a cocreator of culture, and a means to explore the same culture. Since we trust everyday objects, their subversive potential is great. To employ everyday wares and objects in the creative process is to be constantly present, which in itself is an act. Crafts are a way of introducing communication to the everyday sphere, through the object's appeal for reflection.

2018 by Gustav Bolin