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Cathrine Raben Davidsen

Cathrine Raben Davidsen Ceramicist
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Danish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+45 26805667
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Expressing the presence of absence

  • • Cathrine's artistic journey started after her father’s death
  • • She is always investigating new techniques
  • • She designed costumes and sets for the Royal Danish Ballet

The Danish visual artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen explores life, death and transformation via painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. She incorporates animals, figures and narrative tropes from classical mythology, folk tales and fiction. She received her master's from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, before pursuing her solo practice. Her methods are defined by her deep interest in materials, and by varying her working processes each time. She has had successful solo exhibitions in Denmark and internationally.

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Works

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Head Vessel

Cathrine explores a dialogue between art and design in this pair of raku-fired ceramic vessels. As such, they combine the utilitarian purpose of a plant holder with that of a ceramic artwork. The vessels are full of life, giving the impression that they harbour faces trying to break free.

Height 510 mm
Diameter 430 mm

Cathrine Raben Davidsen Ceramicist
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Totem Vessel Head

This vessel was created in collaboration with Royal Copenhagen, using historical glazes and oxides from their vast archives. The collaboration has resulted in the creation of more than 150 unique and distinctive pieces. This one is characteristic of Cathrine’s desire to merge her artistic expression with the utilitarian purpose of the object.

Height 21 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Cathrine Raben Davidsen Ceramicist
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Vessel Head

Cathrine explores a dialogue between art and design in this pair of raku-fired ceramic vessels. As such, they combine the utilitarian purpose of a plant holder with that of a ceramic artwork. The vessels are full of life, giving the impression that they harbour faces trying to break free.

Height 395 mm
Diameter 240 mm

Cathrine Raben Davidsen Ceramicist
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Gaia Head Vessel

The Greek goddess Gaia, one of the primordial deities, is a personification of the Earth, or Mother Nature. In this classically shaped glazed ceramic vase, Cathrine demonstrates her keen interest in mythology juxtaposed with the current social concern about the deterioration of our environment.

Height 35 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Cathrine Raben Davidsen Ceramicist
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Totem Head

This vase was created in collaboration with Royal Copenhagen, using historical glazes and oxides from their vast archives. The collaboration has resulted in the creation of more than 150 unique and distinctive pieces. The title of this piece refers to cultural and religious beliefs in animism and totemism, exploring our relationship with spirit beings.

Height 275 mm
Diameter 150 mm

Cathrine Raben Davidsen Ceramicist

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