Ingo Vetter

The work of Ingo Vetter (*1968 in Bensheim, lives and works in Bremen) researches, investigates and relocates materials from the most diverse origins, often with historical or political connotations. A Henry Moore sculpture as well as an invasive plant or car tire can thus serve as the starting point for his work. The artist reveals their subversive potential by employing them in new contexts or redesigning them from other unrelated materials. His works, mostly sculptures, reflect customs, habits or production traditions and their political contexts.

The genre of porcelain table sculptures originates from the courtly tradition, which used small sculptures on the dining table as an introduction to the theme of the evening. The residual waste character of the hoops, whose motif he uses to design his porcelain vases, contrasts with the precision of the chosen material. The small snails placed on them are borrowed from the classic still life repertoire. Vetter’s refinement of relics of the post-industrial world was created in connection with his numerous visits and projects in Detroit, the birthplace of Fordism. The high-quality porcelain vases, on the other hand, were modelled, cast and fired in the ceramics workshop of the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.

Ingo Vetter
Vase for Ailanthus, 2013
Mont Blanc porcelain
variable dimensions
3 unique works
H 13,5 x ø 9 cm: 200 € (sold)
H 35 cm x ø 10 cm: 320 € (sold)
H 23 cm × ø 35,5 cm: 700 €

ingovetter vase35L