Merete Rasmussen

Merete Rasmussen

Merete Rasmussen works with abstract sculptural form. She is interested in the way one defines and comprehends space through physical form. Her shapes can represent an idea of a captured movement, as a flowing form stretching or curling around itself, or the idea can derive from repeated natural forms or even complex mathematical constructions. Different form expressions appeal to the artist and results in her continuous exploration with many different variations: soft but precise curves, sharp edges, concave surfaces shifting to convex; the discovery and strength of an inner or negative space. She is intrigued by the idea of a continuous surface, for example with one connected edge running through an entire form.

Rasmussen works with the idea of a composition in three dimensions, seeking balance and harmony. The finished form should have energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose.

“I mainly work in ceramics and metal. I find that strong colour builds further importance, strength and energy. I work with abstract sculptural form. I am interested in the idea of one continuous surface, with one connected edge or line running through the whole form. Clear, clean shapes; soft smooth curves in contrast to sharp edges; concave and convex surfaces; the discovery and strength of an inner/negative space – these are all form expressions that appeal to me and results in my continuous exploration and expression in many different variations.”

Merete Rasmussen is a contemporary artist born in Denmark, who grew up in Sweden and is living in the UK since 2005. After 12 years in London she moved to the beautiful countryside in East Sussex where she has had a new studio built. She was trained at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark from 2000-2005 (MA Ceramics).

Her work is included in the following Public Collections, among others:

V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London
MAD Museum of Arts and Design, New York
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
National Museum of Scotland
Crafts Council Collection, UK
York Art Gallery, UK
Oldham Art Gallery, UK
FNAC National Fund of Contemporary Arts, France
TERRA, International Sculpture Symposium, Serbia
Guldagergaard, The International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark
Aberdeen Art Gallery, UK