Johan Creten

  • , Points d’observation n°24, jaune, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°23, jaune, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°17, brun, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°16, rose, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°14, argent, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Point d’Observation n°13, rose, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°15, bordeaux, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Desert Storm, 2014-2015
    Crusty enamel on limestone and marbled, aluminum structure
    103 x 74 x 8 cm
    40 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches
  • , Wargame Tondo IV, 2016
    Glazed stoneware
    54 x 54 x 7 cm
    21 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
  • , Wargame Tondo III, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    58 x 58 x 7 cm
    22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches
  • , Wargame Tondo VII, 2016
    Glazed stoneware
    54 x 54 x 7 cm
    21 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
  • , MASSU III, 2015-2017
    Polyester, rusted iron base
    600 x 40 x 40 cm
    236 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , MASSU II, 2015-2017
    Patinated bronze, rusted iron base
    423 x 36 x 36 cm
    166 1/2 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches
    Ed 1/5 + 2 AP
  • , MASSU I, 2013-2017
    Patinated bronze, lacquered iron base
    300 x 19 x 19 cm
    118 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
    Ed 1/5 + 2 AP
  • , The Herring, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    168 x 42 x 42 cm
    66 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
  • , The Knife, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    153 x 47 x 47 cm
    60 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
  • , The Veil, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    175 x 70 x 40 cm
    68 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , The Boy, 2015-2016
    The Boy, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    174 x 47 x 47 cm
    68 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
  • , The Mirror, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    163 x 48 x 48 cm
    64 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches
  • , The Bird, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    158 x 48 x 48 cm
    62 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches
  • , The Ring, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    170 x 45 x 45 cm
    66 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
  • , The Uber, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    168 x 45 x 45 cm
    66 1/8 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
  • , Pliny's Sorrow (Library Version), 2015
    Bronze
    35 x 15 x 32 cm
  • , Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed stoneware
    99 x 79 x 23 cm
    39 x 31 1/8 x 9 inches

    Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
  • , Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed stoneware
    99 x 79 x 23 cm
    39 x 31 1/8 x 9 inches

    Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
  • , Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed stoneware
    99 x 79 x 23 cm
    39 x 31 1/8 x 9 inches

    Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
  • , I’m a Good Horse on a soft Brick, 2001
    Glazed terra cotta with luster glaze and a low fired ceramic brick
    84 x 74 x 46 cm
  • , Odore di Femmina - Les Trois Trous, 2014
    Patinated bronze
    76 x 55 x 33 cm
  • , Sign of the Times, 2014
    Patinated bronze
    46 x 24 x 11 cm
  • , MASSU I (Petite Version), 2013
    Bronze casting, lost-wax technique
    300 x 19 x 19 cm
  • , Le Baiser, 2013
    Bronze casting, lost-wax technique, patinated and welded
    211 x 29 x 46 cm
  • , O-dore di Femmina 4, 2013
    Glazed stoneware
    36 x 28 x 10 cm
  • , Octo Table V, 2013
    Alternative view
  • , Octo Table V, 2013
    Glazed stoneware
    65 x 32 x 16 cm
  • , Odore di Femmina - De Kogel’, 2011-2012
    Bronze unique, cire perdue and multicoloured patine
    78 x 57 x 40 cm
  • , Clay Octo, 2011-2012
    Glazed stoneware, metal structure
    135 x 82 x 21 cm
  • , Lust and Longing, 2012
    Glazed stoneware
    95,89 x 69,85 cm
  • , Le Perroquet Bleu, Quand les Chouettes deviennent des Perroquets, 2011-2012
    Glazed stoneware, platinum luster and color luster
    113 x 51 x 69 cm
  • , Shangai Sky, 2012
    Glazed stoneware
    75 x 35 x 25 cm
  • , Pliny’s Sorrow “sur la colonne", 2011
    Bronze
    191 x 110 x 43 cm
  • , The Tempest, 2011
    Resin and bronze simulation
    350 x 195 cm
  • , Le Rêve de la baronne, 2011
    Bronze
    101 x 112 cm
  • , Pliny's Sorrow, 2011
    Resin, bronze simulation
    450 x 450 x 190 cm
  • , Octo, 2011
    Bronze
    227 x 80 x 44 cm
  • , La Borne, 2011
    Bronze
    282 x 43,5 x 43,5
  • , Le Banc des amoureux, 2011
    Bronze
    249 x 163 x 73 cm
  • , Plantstok, 1989 - 2009
    Gilded Bronze
    76 x 24 x 18
  • , Why does Strange Fruit always look so Sweet?, 1999 - 2010
    Patinated and gilded cast bronze
    100 x 35 x 28 cm
  • , Vague moyenne pour Palissy, 2008 - 2010
    Sèvres stoneware clay with grog and crystalline glazes
    55 x 50 x 90 cm
  • , La Colonne, De Zuil
    Bronze
    151 x 45 x 35 cm
  • , La Colonne, De Zuil
    Bronze
    151 x 45 x 35 cm
  • , Golden Wave / Neurose
    Partially gilded and patinated cast bronze
    39 x 30 x 29 cm

"Creten’s work speaks to the storm within us all, as individuals and as a society, and deals with his usual themes: nature, the female form, power, politics and spirituality." Gay Gassmann, T Magazine - New York Times.

Johan Creten is a Belgian sculptor based in Paris. Though trained as a painter, he soon turned to ceramic and bronze as his primary mediums. Affectionately known as "The Clay Gipsy", and working wherever he has the opportunity, from Miami to Mexico, Den Haag to New York, Creten is considered a frontrunner in the revival of ceramics, alongside Lucio Fontana and Thomas Schütte.


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