LOUISE HINDSGAVL, Denmark
Louise Hindsgavl (b. 1973) graduated from Design School Kolding in 1999, where she studied at the Department of Ceramics and Glass. She is considered one of the most influential artists working with porcelain in Denmark today.
Though predominantly white, Hindsgavl’s works tend to subvert any preconceived notions of porcelain as mere decoration or tableware through their subject matter, often imbued with a thematic darkness.
In her subject matter she draws on mythology and fables as she delves into the unheimlich realms of human behaviour resulting in disquieting scenarios and monstrous creatures. Spanning from tiny figurines to large scale installations, the works come across as sometimes innocent and sometimes distinctly ominous – but always immensely attractive.
Louise Hindsgavl has exhibited widely in Denmark and abroad, and her works have entered into leading museum collections as well as been acquired by important art institutions, among them New Carlsberg Foundation, The Danish Arts Foundation, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and The National Museum of Sweden in Stockholm.
Among several prizes she boasts The Prince Eugen Medal of “Artistic Excellence” awarded to her by the Swedish Royal Court in 2015.