Markus j. Freidl is permanently investigating experimental forms based on thousand of his small sketches. He often chooses a shape characterised by intensity and contrast of surfaces and his works consist – almost always – of multiple parts and are firmly assembled. Instead of ornamenting or decorating, he gives his vessels a different expression through abstract, reduced elements and a few combined stereo-metric basic forms. The development of shaping volumes and contours as well as working on context of the outer form is a paradoxical concept of harmony. Achieving a dramatic shape is more important to him than the effect of a glaze. The dull and dark surface created supports the perception of contour in many light situations, therefore each vessel has a sculptural intrinsic value.
Black clay with fine grooves mounted, white craquelée glaze from the inside
from 30cm up to 62cm high
Black outside; white craquelée inside