Des Moines, IA, United States
The traditional three graces theme is deconstructed by isolating each grace from one another both physically and in their fate and further interpreting the esthetics through cubism. Falling Out Grace is inspired by Maillol's The River.
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All the glazes are low fire. The grey glaze in particular is a pewter glaze that gives off that texture as well. This is meant to be a surrealistic piece, her leg is upside down in the back and she has shoes on her head.
About | Annick Ibsen
Annick Ibsen is a sculptor. She was born in Paris and moved to Des Moines a decade ago, prior to which she experienced a breadth of cultures across Asia and Africa. Her work embraces this diversity and is informed by cubism to shape emotions into 3D. The strong cubist influence, Picasso in particular, informs her connection between figurative and sculptural art forms. Her sculptures are built from slabs and assembled very much like a pattern to decompose space, depth and colors and create a fresh composition that conveys a geometry of emotions.
Annick Ibsen is a sculptor in clay. She was born in Paris and moved to Des Moines a decade ago, prior to which she experienced a breadth of cultures living in Libya, Indonesia, Hong Kong, London and India. Her work embraces this diversity and draws on the symbolism of these cultures, mixed with a surrealist and very personal take on modern western relationships.
Her first paintings aimed to express the sculptural qualities of the human form. Convinced that emotions have shapes, it was only a matter of time before sculpture itself became central to her interest.
The strong cubist influence, Picasso in particular, informs her connection between figurative and sculptural art forms. Her sculptures are built from slabs and assembled very much like a pattern to decompose space, depth and colors and create a fresh composition that conveys a geometry of emotions. The challenge in translating cubism is to give a 3D perspective while retaining a harmonious asymmetry. Each sculpture reinvents proportions and expectations. Her current foray into monochromatic work contrasts with vibrant colorful compositions that harken back to the canvas. Composition, also called the secret geometry of artists, is ever more of the essence.
Born Paris, 1965
Freelance artist since 2006
Des Moines Art Center Ceramics, Des Moines, IA, continuing education 2008-2001, 2013
Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, Business degree, 1989
Eureka College, Eureka, IL, BA, 1987
Next Level Ventures, entire office artwork creation with 6 panel plaster composition of the Des Moines Taveller's "umbrella", 4 paintings and 3 sculptures
Hotel Greenfield, 4 foot sculpture installation of The Visitor", 2014
BNIM Architects, sculpture installation on 30 feet wall, May 2013-May 2014, Des Moines, IA
Artstop 2012, Americana, awarded the People's Choice Prize for sculpture installation, September 2012
Sioux Falls Art Walk (South Dakota), juried exhibit, 6 foot outdoor sculpture exhibited in Orpheum Theatre, May 2012-June 2013
Recent select exhibits:
Dickinson Law, “Iowa Artists on Display”, Des Moines, IA, Oct 2013-June 2014
The Chait Galleries Downtown, “Small Works Show”, Iowa City, IA, November 2013
Iowa State Fair, juried exhibit, Fine Arts Building, August 2013
Solo exhibit at BNIM Architects, “The Three Graces”, Des Moines, IA, May 30 2013 – May 2014
Octagon Gallery shop, “Iowa Animals”, Ames, IA, June-September 2013
Outside The Lines Gallery, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit: Chickens, Dubuque, IA, January-February 2013,
Polk County Heritage Gallery invitational, “Global Views: The Art of New Iowans”, Des Moines, IA, August-October 2012
Iowa State Fair, juried exhibit, Fine Arts Building, August 2012
RDG Dahlquist Invitational, “All Fired Up: Works in Clay”, Des Moines, IA, April 30- June 7, 2012
University of Iowa City Hospitals Temporary Exhibit, Project Art, Iowa City, IA January-April 2012
Polk County Heritage Gallery juried show, GDM EXH 18, Des Moines, IA, Dec-March 2012
Octagon Center For The Arts, dual exhibit “Lovers, Mothers and Their Dreams”, Ames, IA, August 19 - October 15, 2011
Polk County Heritage Gallery, dual exhibit “Lovers, Mothers and Their Dreams”, Des Moines, IA, April 25 - June 2, 2011
Octagon Center For The Arts, selected for the National Exhibit, Ames, IA, January 28 - April 10, 2011
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