Mariska de Jager

​​ “Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.” Edvard Munch.

South African born, Cambridge based ceramic artist Mariska caught our attention one day when she visited our gallery with her gentle looking and such an emotional sculpture. We immediately fell in love with her “Fragility series”. Beautiful ceramic light sculptures with the light travelling through these cracks.
From the Artist

“I have always been intrigued by the human form and its flaws. Every face tells a story – whether that is fear, despair, love, hope, anxiety or dreams. I love the lines of the eyes and the way a person’s mouth changes along with their emotions.

My aim is to capture these emotions and for the viewer to identify with the emotions I try and realise through my work. All my work reflects my own feelings and experiences. Fragility is

a recurring theme in most of my finished pieces…..Humans are so fragile but at the same time so strong.”

My process: I build every sculpture individually with a paperclay, not with a mould. Every piece is unique and the faces are never the same. After they have dried I sand them and then fire them to 1100 ‘C.”

Please contact us for an assistance with the artwork availability, purchase and the delivery. 

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