Lut Laleman. Diksmuide, Belgium.
Black, White, Black and White:
My work may look simple, but appearances deceive and if you look beyond the appearance, it is immensely complex.
My work that is built in one layer with contrasting colors is made of very fine coils of porcelain. Black and white porcelain alternates in vertical and horizontal elements. This creates an exciting variation between transparency and utter closeness. Light streams through my objects like a river through a landscape. The surface reminds of delicate lace and basket work. This makes that people always want to touch my work.
I have always preferred research. What’s more, this offers me the possibility to develop more insights in my work, to improve myself. Thanks to research and several experiments, I have developed my own views on porcelain. The manner I use porcelain plays an important role in the originality of my objects. The inspiration finds its origin in the material. This approach creates fresh inroads, also as regards design.
My recent works are shallow plates and consists of two layers and they are therefore no longer translucent. Black and white microscopic dots are attached to a basic layer in mathematical series. A fine pattern emerges. The complexity of the patterns and the size of the forms ask for a lot of precision and patience. Each manipulation has to be done on the exact moment. But the technique is not only used to create forms, but the mathematical rhythm of the patterns becomes the concept of the work.
Based on this black-white philosophy, my work takes on a whole different dimension.
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