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Hans Vangsø

Edited: October 18 2016

Hans Vangsø works within a Scandinavian tradition of bold simplicity. The very much alive surfaces of his pieces are obtained in firing methods developed over years and years, as each piece is fired several times in a gas kiln with salt, seaweed, and metals. The combination of great simplicity in form and rich texture in glazes, and above all, the total melting of glaze and body render his work unique.

Hans Vangsø - Jar, Orange Hans Vangsø - Jar Hans Vangsø - Jar, White
Hans Vangsø - Vessel, Big Red Hans Vangsø - Vessel, Black w/ Four Sided Hans Vangsø - Vessel
Hans Vangsø - Bottle, White Hans Vangsø - Bottle, Blue Hans Vangsø - Platter, Red with Blue
Hans Vangsø - Platter, Oval with Black Hans Vangsø - Cut Jar Hans Vangsø - Vessel w// Ridges
Hans Vangsø - Large Tenmoku Fluted Vessel Hans Vangsø - Tall Fluted Vessel White Hans Vangsø - Medium Square Jar Shino
Hans Vangsø - Large Fluted Tenmoku Jar Hans Vangsø - Cut Sided Jars Hans Vangsø - Square Jar, Blue with White
Hans Vangsø - Faceted Jars Hans Vangsø - Teabowls Hans Vangsø - Teabowls I and V
Hans Vangsø - Light Eight Sided Hans Vangsø - Vessel, Eight Sided


Education
The Academy of Fine Arts, Århus 1972-76


Selected Solo Exhibitions
Galerie Lacoste, Boston 2014
Galleri Pagter, Kolding 2013
Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford 2013
Galerie Lacoste, Boston 2012
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2012
Galerie Puls, Bruxelles 2011
Atelje 42, Stockholm 2011
Galleri Jytte Møller, Fredericia, DK 2011
Galerie Besson, London 2009
Galleri Ann Linnemann, Copenhagen 2008
Galerie Puls, Bruxelles 2007
Kaolin, Stockholm 2006
Carlin Gallery, Paris 2005
Galerie Puls, Bruxelles 2005
Galleri Jytte Møller, Fredericia, DK 2004
Galerie Besson, London 2004
Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen 2003
Gallerie DM SARVER, Paris 2002
Palæ-fløjen, Roskilde, DK 2000


Selected Group Exhibitions
Teabowls, Oxford Ceramics Gallery 2014
Nicolaj, Kolding, Denmark 2014
Meister der Modern, Munchen, Germany 2013
Galleri Profilen, Århus 2013
Galleri 5, Middelfart 2012
Centre Ceramique Contemporaine, La Borne, France 2012
Works-Snyderman Galleries, Philadelphia USA SOFA 2009
Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2008
Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2007
Works-Snyderman Galleries, Philadelphia USA 2007
Works-Snyderman Galleries, Philadelphia USA SOFA 2007
Galerie fur Angewandte Kunst, Munchen 2007
Galerie Hilde Holstein, Bremen 2006
Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2006
Galleri Åhuset, Køge 2005
Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames 2005
From the Kilns of Denmark, Berlin 2004
From the Kilns of Denmark, Paris 2004
Oakwood Gallery, Nottingham, England 2004
From the Kilns of Denmark, New York 2002
Sigtuna Museum, Sverige 2001


Selected Collections
The National Art Foundation, Denmark
The National Art Foundation, Sweden
Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen
The Carlsberg Foundation
Trapholt Museum of Fine Arts, Kolding, Denmark
Museum of Ceramics, Grimmerhus, Denmark


Selected Comissions
Grants :
Denmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond
National Art Foundation of Denmark
Stay of work, Sanbao International Ceramic Center, China 2009
Study tour, Japan 2000