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Babs Haenen "Delfts Labyrinth" Vase, the Netherlands 2019

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Netherlands
Period 2000-2019
Materials Porcelain
H. 12.4 in; Diam. 11.02 in;
H. 31.5 cm; Diam. 28 cm;
Condition New.
Description The “Delfts Labyrinth” Vase has a strong sense of movement and harmony. Babs Haenen has a background in dance and often it seems as if she is choreographing her ceramics into one of a kind shapes and forms. Like many of Haenen’s works, this vase seems to have hardened from a liquid state, which shows off her great skill. The blue and white porcelain is the scene of an expressive play of shadows, cast by the labyrinth-like pattern.

The vase is made of coloured porcelain slabs that the artist manipulates by hand and are coloured with pigment and rolled exquisitely to form thin ribbons, folded in organic shapes. The result is a modern, yet classic appearance.

As the name suggests, the colours are inspired by the iconic Delft Blue ceramics, that originated in the 17th century. The blue is present in various shapes and shades; as saturated surfaces, as a diluted mixture, but also as fine lines on the curvature of the vase’s many forms. This exceptional ceramic work of Babs Haenen is expressive of her skill and artistic expression.

Condition: New

?Ø 11.02 in x 12.40 in H
Ø 28 cm x 31.5 cm H

About the designer:
Babs Haenen, was born in Amsterdam in 1948. In 1979, she graduated with Geert Lap, Barbara Nanning, and Paulus van Leeuwen at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. During her career, she has taught extensively, won a number of prestigious awards, and has undertaken several high-profile, public commissions in The Netherlands.

Haenen creates expressive and impressionistic ceramics inspired by abstract paintings and landscapes of the 15th and 16th centuries. Her colorful and organic porcelain vessels feature dynamic lines and forms. Her work consists of different colored slabs of clay using a technique known as slab building.

Haenen works with colored porcelain creating a lot of shapes, patterns, and colors. Her work is in the permanent collections in several museums around the world, such as in the Netherlands, the United States, and Japan. Her expressive and inspired work makes Babs Haenen one of the most important contemporary ceramic artists.

This vase will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition.
Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 433366
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