Untitled

2015
Stoneware, Glazed ceramic
24 x 23 x 22.5 cm

​Aaron Angell is interested in marginal forms of image making and hopes to encourage new ways of thinking about the culturally nuanced history of ceramics by focusing on the material as a vehicle for sculpture. He is interested in hermetic and hobbyist cultures where imagined and and canonical histories are conflated together. He deliberately cultivates an amateur or outsider art aesthetic for his work, which he achieves cleverly through clay, which is often used as a gateway material to creativity in prisons, secondary schools or art therapy. Angell's sculptures are typical of his anti-high art sculptural oeuvre and were produced for the exhibition Rough Music, held at Cass Sculpture Foundation in 2015; the inaugural ceramics exhibition at CASS.

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About The Artist

Aaron Angell's work is concerned with hobbyist cultures, non-canonical history, and marginal methods of image making. He works in ceramic sculpture and a variety of other media and draws on references such as the Industrial Revolution, his own ancestral history and psychedelic poetry. He is the founder of Troy Town Art Pottery, a radical and psychedelic ceramic workshop for artists in London. Angell set up Troy Town in response to the increased levels of artists working in ceramics in London, without access to kiln processes. His ambition with Troy Town was to create a non-craft specific workshop for artists working in ceramics to be able to work with this medium. He is interested in ceramics within the expanded notion of sculptural practice, divorced from the terrain of craft and design.

Aaron Angell

Born: 1987

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