Monumental cylinders in clay by Torbjørn Kvasbø
Torbjørn Kvasbø (b. 1953) occupies a central position in national and international ceramics art. He has been exploring the possibilities in terms of tradition, type of clay and firing temperature since the 1970s. His continual repetition of the same cylindrical form creates dynamic, expressive and often monumental objects, many of which have associations with the organic and physical or with abstract expression, and reflect the inherent qualities of the material itself. Most of the works are new, but a representative selection of pieces has been included that traces his chronological development since 1978. Visitors can also watch a new documentary film about the artist. Lillehammer Art Museum is producing a book on Torbjørn Kvasbø in cooperation with Arnoldsche Art Publishers.