Apr 10, 2021 - May 8, 2021: Magic Reality; Stephanie Marie Roos solo at Terra Delft
Roos’ realistic sculptures of human beings are based on people she has met. Their appearrance or behaviour is the base of her work. The sculptures are no reproduction but an impression. Her work arose from collecting stories and images, which can be both current and historical. By combining this data, an image is created. The images have a body language and a facial expression that is recognizable but that may not be directly identifiable. The posture and expression of the images establish communication with the viewer, even hidden feelings are shared in this way. The personal identity of these human figures is confirmed by the clothing and attributes. This makes the work current and accessible.
The key component is not the quality of the materials - what's needed is magic. If that magic is present, the most basic daily matters and the plainest language can be turned into a device of surprising sophistication.
Awards - Honourable Mention, 12th International Ceramics Competition Mino 2021 - Special Prize, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2020 (TCB), Taiwan - Honourable Mention, Cluj International Ceramics Biennale (CCB), Romania - Bronze Award, “1st Lotus Mountain Prize 2019”, Changchun, China - First Prize, Südwestdeutscher Keramikpreis 2017 (Southwest German Ceramic Prize) - Honourable Mention, Ceramica Multiplex 2016, Croatia - Honorary award, Unicum 2015, Slovenia Collections - New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum´s Collection, Taipei, Taiwan - Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany - Changchun International Ceramics Gallery, Changchun, China - Daugavpils Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Latvia - KOCEF Collection, Icheon, Rep. of Korea - Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Germany - MiC Faenza (Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche), Faenza, Italy - Ceramics collection NASPA, Wiesbaden, Germany