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First name

Tina

Last Name

Austen

Username

tina-austen

City

Copenhagen

Biography

As an artist, I work mainly with various ceramic materials including plaster, and I love to experiment and push the materials to their limits. Through experiments I try to create beautiful shapes and vibrant colors that both pleases the eye and has an edge of social commentary to it. I like my art to be both thought-provoking as well as prime examples of what an amazing material clay is and what it is capable of. My creations and my creativity stems mostly from when I am working with the clay, when I have my hands working with the material, which is also why I rarely work towards a specific image or result. What I create is therefor a fluent process, which is the reason why I feel I put my personality and my views on the world into my art.
I like to create something aesthetic and beautiful with a chaotic edge. To me, beauty lies in the contrasts, so fine an detailed structures and vibrant colors are often matched with the heavy black clay which creates an image of duality. I put a lot of value in the shapes and form I create, and mostly it will resemble something we see in everyday life – but with an edge to it. The issues and problems I see in the world we live in is something I incorporate in my art, which means there is almost always a hint of criticism towards our use of the earth and its ressources. Consumption, animal wellfare and our treatment of the environment is something that is very much on my mind and a topic I want us to discuss through art.

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