Gitte Jungersen is an artist from Denmark that is very active in the Danish experimental ceramic scene. She creates other-worldly landscapes with crater-like surfaces. The objects placed in these landscapes are often animal figurines taken from children’s bedrooms or found in second-hand shops. Much of her work deals with hallucinatory imagery, the psyche, and an invitation into a dream world where logic no longer exists and anything is possible.
Rikke Rosenberg, curator at The Danish Museum of Art and Design writes: “Gitte Jungersen is a player on the younger ceramists’ scene who has consciously chosen to challenge ceramics’ traditions, both before and after modernism, with new techniques and artistic strategies. Her pieces are polysemantic conceptual works – which carry references to primeval history, fairytales, fables, pop, surrealism and science fiction. High culture and popular culture enter in on an equal footing in Jungersen’s works. In doing so, her pieces lay down a gauntlet before the trappings of “good taste”. In a singularly wonderful way, Jungersen is linking up galaxies, dream scenes, everyday life and metamorphoses in her ceramic landscape sceneries. With a special signature admixture of childlike innocence, grotesque dreams, crack-brained weirdness and cosmic hallucinations, she is transforming the ceramic object into the stuff that dreams are made of.”