“Moss People” Ceramic Sculptures Bring Nordic Fairy Tales to Life
Sculptor Kim Simonsson molds earthy ceramic pieces that look as though they’ve stepped out of Nordic fairy tales and into our own world. For his Moss People series, the artist applied this fantastical aesthetic to the intriguing children and forest creatures who served as his muses. What results is a collection composed of five installations that represent several juxtapositions. There’s the contrast between the earthy, moss-like nylon and almost-alien figures behind this vibrant coating. Viewers will also note that an element of childlike innocence is weaved together with a darker theme. The entire exhibition is thoroughly spellbinding, requiring viewers to think about the relationships between each element.
“My sculptures are usually very sleek and smooth. Pieces at Moss People are rougher and more personal. You can see my handprint in them,” Simonsson told TL mag. “The nylon coating also works well when the surface of the sculpture is slightly coarser and you can see that it’s handmade.” To examine the sculptor’s engaging works in person, you can visit New York’s Jason Jacques Gallery until October 28th.