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JEREMY SIMS

JEREMY SIMS

Artist Work

Hans's Lucky Boot
2011
Ceramic
9x4x13
Zamiklaus
2011
Ceramic
6x4x7
The Collaboration of Jekyll and Hyde
2011
Ceramic
7x5x9
Monks Pint of Poetry
2011
Ceramic
4x4x8
My Coat of Arms in Mind and Body
2011
Ceramic
8x6x13
My Shadow in Profile to Tristan Tzara's Proclamation in Black Overture with a Hatchet
2011
Ceramic
12x9x14

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I search for a mood while working that evokes the imagination; layering, less formally, a narrative that uses the different pieces and elements of an object to transcend function by using it. Like a mad engineer creating super-objects, I choose to draw my inspiration from art history, folklore, fiction and my own family heritage; and synthesize information into form and the traditional elements of pottery. My goal with this backwards method of development is to re-invent the wheel, literally speaking, and create work that walks a tightrope between sculpture and function. The dark, gritty tone of the work is meant to invoke how I felt when I experienced some of the archaic objects that inspired me to make art in the first place, like an International Gothic manuscript or an ornate steinkrug with images carved across the surface.

Artist Bio

Jeremy was born and raised in central Texas in a small town near Dallas where he was exposed to art and ceramics at a very early age. Unlike most people living in the south he developed a thirst for artistic knowledge early, studying Jasper Johns, Don Reitz, Anselm Keifer, and Francis Bacon. After being a two time Gold Seal winner at state V.A.S.E. He moved to Baltimore to get his BFA in Ceramics and was mentored by David East in ceramics, and David Cloutier in painting. Currently teaching art at Baltimore Clayworks and Camp Taconic, Jeremy has exhibited his work in Texas and Baltimore and his work is internationally owned in Texas, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, Washington DC, Seattle, London, Great Britain, The Czech Republic, Poland, and China. Jeremy is a published author.