The Moss people by Kim Simonsson was recently exhibited at Design Miami 2015 at Jason Jacques Inc.
The “Moss People” features cute/creepy ceramic children sculptures that reference Nordic fairytales. Each sculpture is made in ceramic with nylon fiber finish.
It is with great pride that Jason Jacques Inc. announced the addition of Kim Simonsson into the gallery. Born in 1974 in Helsinki, Finland, Simonsson uses traditional techniques to create sensitive and surreal painted ceramic sculptures. His sculptures combine innocent animal and child forms with a twist of violence and suspense to create a monumental physical presence. “Authority in its many forms fascinates me and in my works I want to reverse the common beliefs by making the weak powerful,” says Simonsson. This acclaimed young Finnish ceramic sculptor’s work has already been collected by over 20 important museums and foundations.
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The artist applied this fantastical aesthetic to the intriguing children and forest creatures who served as his muses. What results is a collection composed of five installations that represent several juxtapositions. There’s the contrast between the earthy, moss-like nylon and almost-alien figures behind this vibrant coating. Viewers will also note that an element of childlike innocence is weaved together with a darker theme. The entire exhibition is thoroughly spellbinding, requiring viewers to think about the relationships between each element.
“My sculptures are usually very sleek and smooth. Pieces at Moss People are rougher and more personal. “The nylon coating also works well when the surface of the sculpture is slightly coarser and you can see that it’s handmade.”
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