Artist: Helle Bovbjerg
Helle Bovbjerg, DENMARK
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Helle Bovbjerg lives and works on the west ridge of the peninsula Jylland, in the village Lysgaard South of Viborg since 1993.
With role models in the English pottery, she went early on the road to ceramics. Aarhus Art Academy of fine arts, and work as an assistant for Lone Borgen, founded the base before she was educated at the Design School Kolding 1990. Her first studio after ended education was at the studio: Sct. Paul Ceramics in Aarhus, together with her many other colleagues for example; Trine Bach and Barbro Åberg.
Artist in residence stay at: Svanekegaarden, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, and International Ceramics Studio, Hungary, has been essential for her ceramic development. She has been inspired by the British artist Ben Nicolson, which influences is evident in her abstract sense of form and expression. Her deep love and interest in architecture and industrial harbors also make a big impact on her ceramic sculptures.
Interaction and dialogue with other scientist, theorists and artists has also been a great inspiration for some of her work during the last 6 years. This is where she has focused on and developed her harbor based ideas.
Since 2006, Helle Bovbjerg has been a guest lecture at Skals School of Arts and Crafts. In 2012 she performed her first major outdoor wall mural for a brand new institution and building in Aarhus. 2013 She was nominated as “Artist of the Year” in the family and employment management in Aalborg Municipality. In the spring of 2013, she joined the well renewed shop Lertøj, located in central Aarhus.
She has exhibited in countries such as Denmark, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and USA.
With inspiration from Industrial harbors, I create abstract architectonical sculptures and smaller series of functional objects. I enjoy walking along at the wharf.It is my passion and base for creating new inspirations for new work. I see the enormous containerships, the international and philosophical aspect of the harbor as a metaphor for things going on in life, stories about coming and leaving. is something that I’m very interested in.
I work both with sculptures and functional work. I like them both to have relations to the harbor. A cup is also a container!