Important Cultural Asset I & II

2015
Glazed ceramic, Stoneware
49 x 62 x 23 cm

Important Cultural Asset I & II is a continuation of Jesse Wine's 'hanging series'. As an artists who works predominantly in clay, the glazes applied to these two works are typical of Wine's aesthetic. Jesse often applies multiple layers of glaze in order to proffer a wide-range of colours and varying degrees of surface reflexivity. Echoing the tradition of ceramics, which inevitably incorporates the role of chance in its practice due to the authority and unpredictability of the kiln, Wine invites approaches and results that are not predetermined. Wine's work is situated between abstraction and figuration, representing prosaic objects such as plates, shoes, bottles of wine or plates of food that range from objects that are undeniably identifiable to totally abstracted forms. The hanging ceramic works Important Cultural Asset I and II loosely resemble facial profiles but could equally suggest abstract lumpy rock forms. By hanging these works Jesse creates a theatricality of display imbuing the objects with a sense of human interaction purporting them as puppets floating in space. We are asked to question our own sense of theatre in the everyday and how we ‘play out’ our own lives in the world with humor and absurdity.​

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About The Artist

Jesse Wine has been working with and appropriating ceramics into his expanded sculptural practice since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Wine has a strong engagement with the process of making, creating works in a rich variety of styles and finishes, ranging from natural earthy glazes to glossy bold primary colours. Making use of traditional glazing and firing techniques he often depicts icons of contemporary life such as Sports Direct mugs, adidas flip-flop sliders and disparate items of clothing. Jesse's semi-autobiographical works skillfully appropriate historical high-culture with archetypes of low culture in order to create hybridised humorous works that pose questions about taste and cultural exclusivity. More recently he has begun to further abstract these tropes, creating larger more organic forms.

Jesse Wine

Born: 1983

Other Artworks by Jesse Wine at CASS

2015

Let Me Entertain You

Specifically commissioned for the Frieze Sculpture Park in 2015, Let Me Entertain You is a slender totem of brown cerami…

2017

Locals Vocals

Locals Vocals mirrors the timeline of Battersea Power Station alongside the historical development of sculpture during t…

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