MARCELLE

KLEIN

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Marcelle Klein
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center
17 Haamal Street
Tel Aviv
t: 03-5182257
m: 054-5449942
kleinmar@gmail.com
http://www.marcelleklein.com/
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Marcelle draws inspiration from the landscape surrounding her studio in Kochav Yair. As a child, Marcelle grew up in South Africa and brings into her art the simplicity of that country's beauty. The inspiring sights and sounds of her past and present environments are distilled into minimalist, abstract sculptures and vessels. The symmetry and classical balance of wheel-thrown pieces is deliberately altered, creating sensual shapes with a dynamic center of gravity. Marcelle's interests are in issues of containment, emptiness, and the exploration of volume and space. Her works can also be found at the Shlush Shloshim Gallery in Neve Tzedek.

Marcelle is the founder, trustee and director of the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center in Tel Aviv. Marcelle received an AIDA fellowship to Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.

"Using the wheel as a tool, many of my works begin as vessels, as works that wrap space in clay.  The thin layer of clay contains the interior space and at the same
time defines the outside. It creates a space that is suspended between 
containment and emptiness. The inspiration for my work comes from the natural environment around my studio in Kochav Yair, as well as images from my South African childhood.  The wheel-thrown objects are deliberately altered while the clay is still soft, reinterpreting traditional notions of symmetry and balance while relating to shape and volume."