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Figure - Girl Baptised in Gold

Girl Baptised in Gold

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Helsinki (made)

  • Date:

    2008 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Simonsson, Kim (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, with white glaze, glass, car body filler and car paint

  • Museum number:

    C.17-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 141, The McAulay Gallery, case FS

Kim Simonsson draws heavily on the imagery of Japanese manga cartoons. His arresting large-scale single-colour figures appear both familiar and other-worldly. Often addressing issues of authority and power, he frequently depicts children and animals in fantasy roles that challenge conventional expectations.

Physical description

Standing life-sized figure of a girl wearing a dress, made in white-glazed earthenware. The girl has her hands held in front of her, and liquid gold appears to drip from her head into her hands, and run over her shoulders. The style of the figure is based on Japanese Manga cartoons.

Place of Origin

Helsinki (made)

Date

2008 (made)

Artist/maker

Simonsson, Kim (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, with white glaze, glass, car body filler and car paint

Dimensions

Height: 110 cm, Width: 50 cm approx

Object history note

The acquisition by the V&A of this work follows the display of a related figure by Galleri Norsu at COLLECT 2008.

Descriptive line

Figure, 'Girl Baptized in Gold', white-glazed earthenware, Kim Simonsson, Finland, 2008.

Labels and date

Kim Simonsson (born 1974)
‘Girl Baptised in Gold’
2008

Kim Simonsson draws heavily on the imagery
of Japanese manga cartoons. His arresting
large-scale single-colour figures appear both
familiar and other-worldly. Often addressing
issues of authority and power, he frequently
depicts children and animals in fantasy roles
that challenge conventional expectations.

Made in Helsinki, Finland
Earthenware, glass, car body filler and car paint
Museum no. C.17-2009 []

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Girl

Categories

Ceramics; Studio Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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