Steen Ipsen is born in Naestved, Denmark in 1966. He lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Selected solo exhibitions are: Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2014, Copenhagen Ceramics, Copenhagen 2014, Puls Gallery, Bruxelles 2013, Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen 2012, NeC Gallery, Hongkong 2012, Copenhagen Ceramics with Karen Bennicke 2012, Ann Linnemann Studie Gallery, Copenhagen: Extrudox A/S (Anne Tophøj/Steen Ipsen) 2011, Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2010, Gallery Dock-56, Hamburg, Germany 2010-2011, BN24 Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 2009, TIED-UP Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen 2007, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium 2006, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium 2003, The Variation of repetition, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen 2002,New Ceramic Works, the Exhibition Room for New Ceramics, Copenhagen 1966, The Variation of repetition, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen 1994, Gallery Kobolt, Copenhagen 1993. Works by Ipsen were exhibited in a group exhibition in St. Joseph Galerie in Leeuwarden (NL) in 2008.
Visit the website of the artist: www.steen-ipsen.dk
Pictures: Portrait Steen Ipsen (source Copenhagen Ceramics); Steen in an exhibition (source Designskolen Kolding); three pieces from the Tied-Up series (source Puls Ceramics); large white piece from the Tied-Up series (source Puls Ceramics); Organic 17-14, 2014, photo by Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (source Copenhagen Ceramics); Piece from the Organic series, 2014, photo by Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (source Copenhagen Ceramics).
The artist: "I work in a decorative ceramic expression involving both form and decoration. Decoration is integrated into the form and the form itself is spatially decorative. My objects could also be supplied with other materials but ceramics is central in my works. In my hand-modeled sculptures you will often see decorated pattern where I seek to express the shapes more clear and underline the movements in the objects. The objects are unique and made of earthenware. The process could be based both on clay-elements modeled in shapes and then built up in terms and variations or it could be a process based on free hand-modeled objects. The shape is growing step by step and I give myself time to reflect and change direction after my own rules where I seek to obtain the relationship between the simple and the complex. All my objects are completely plain before I glaze them and I and fire them up to 3 or 4 times before I am satisfied with the final results and the objects have the expression I want to show" (text from the website of the artist).