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Johannes Esper - Online Viewing Room

Tuesday 22 June → Sunday 25 July, by appointment only

Featuring new works by Johannes Esper, this viewing room highlights the recent developments in the German artist’s sculptural practice. Known for his aesthetically challenging work with clay and ceramics, his new sculptures transfigure his existing formal concerns into the realm of assemblage. Scraps of wood, dirt and discarded objects come together in various ways to form graceful yet defiant pieces. The fine balance of disparate elements can at times bring to mind the subtle compositions of Richard Tuttle, but the subtext is clearly different here; just as when Esper loosely evokes late modernist canons such as Anthony Caro, it is always with a kind of ‘poor man’s humor.’