East Sussex, UK
With clay I find myself caught up in how the material reacts in the various stages and processes that are required for a finished piece; The wild unpredictability of the medium and motions of my hands, tools and brushes captured and frozen in time by fire."
"I take great pleasure in the volatility of ceramics and how the alchemy of the kiln produces seemingly magic results from fleeting actions."
Linda Lencovic was born in Canada and currently lives and works in East Sussex, UK. She studied as an undergraduate at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada and graduated in 2006 with a Master’s degree in painting from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
She has exhibited internationally, with work in collections both in the UK and abroad. Career highlights include group exhibitions at the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery and Freud Museum in London and Garboushian Gallery in Los Angeles.
Untitled (Pod), Terracotta, h. 43 x dia. 35 cm
Do you work in series?
"During art education students are encouraged to explore ideas through series, and this is something that I've continued in my professional practice. There is something about repeating form with variations that allows for the brain and body to expand on an idea without overthinking it. This works particularly well with ceramics, which I feel is a much more visceral medium than the paintings I worked on in the past."
Can you tell us more about the work featured in our Winter Exhibition?
"The Gibbous series relates to the female form. The vessels contain secret interior lives in voluptuous, imperfect bodies weighed down by the systems we live in - gravity, society, culture, race, gender."