With a self-imposed limit of maximum 10 kgs of clay per object, he wants to explore shape, vol, me and size in the search for how much he has to manipulate clay to change the visual perception of the object
– from one form to another.
The objects are created and placed in a nervous balance point that gives the impression that the objects could fall to the ground or collapse at any moment.
All objects are completely free of glaze and are instead made of different types of clay, with a desire to use the natural colors and different characteristics of the clay itself, highlighting the texture and the surface on the inside and outside where smooth meets the coarse.
Eyvind Solli Andreassen is previously trained as a sheet metal worker and welder, after 4 years working at a shipyard, he moved from Porsgrunn to Oslo and enrolled at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
After the end of a 3-year bachelor degree at the ceramics department and a residency at the Fine Arts department at School of Visual Arts in New York, he is back at the Oslo Academy of the Arts and currently in his second and last year as an MFA student in Medium and Material Based Art.
A varied academic and vocational background is reflected in a similarly varied use of materials and media, with a focus on bigger installations in wood and sculptures and objects in metal and ceramics.
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