Daniel Kruger (b. 1951), widely known as a jewelly artist, presents an overview of his ceramic works, featuring 230 pieces created over twenty years. Classic examples - tulip and lidded vases, delftware and dinner services - are familiar references, which Kruger decorates with images of footballers, homoerotic nudes, or casts of twigs or bones. Worlds collide, revealing our preconceptions regarding conventions that provide a manipulated view of reality. There is less interest in the spectacular; Kruger's choice of images however, leads to unexpected, provocative combinations of form with decoration. In a continual process of artistic acquisition, new interpretation and appropriation, Kruger explores the interstice between historical archetypes and kitsch within European ceramic history.
Text in English and German.