Michael Geertsen trained as a potter in Stensved, Denmark in 1988 and graduated from the department of Industrial Design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 1993. His works are represented in several international museums.
We love his futuristic ceramic creations that always look very exquisite with the golden details the artist applies.
In reference to historical epochs of art, design, and culture, Danish-born ceramist Michael Geertsen creates works that function as contemporary statements. During formal study at the Danish School of Design in Copenhagen in the late 1980s, Geertsen also apprenticed for a ceramist; it was within these years that he developed an extensive understanding of sculptural forms and traditional, wheel-based pottery practice.
In Geertsen’s early work, basic geometric forms were thrown to his pottery wheel, producing sliced, rearranged, and staggered vessels, which were unified by a monochromatic glaze. Geertsen has also experimented with organic shapes and various patterned surfaces (from camouflage and animal skin to mirrored platinum) and expanded his oeuvre to wall hangings and architectural spaces. Despite the variations and modifications, Geertsen’s assemblages maintain a consistent motif—movement—depicted through the rhythm and repetition of his pulsating vessels.
At the moment he lives and works in Copenhagen.
The artist says: “My objects are simple geometrical elements put together in staggered split levels, like rhythmic, spatial symbols containing traces of our everyday functional objects.”