Anna Dickinson

b. 1961 in London, England / Lives and works in London, England

Blue speckled lidded vessel, 2019 Cast glass, cut and polished with a solid silver (hall marked) lid, oxidised black and sprayed with lacquer H: 13 cm, W: 22 cm

Clear and Yellow glass with Aluminium, 2019 Glass and Aluminium H: 17.5 cm W: 22 cm

Brown glass with steel and pvdf, 2019 Cast glass, cut and polished with steel base incorporating a PVDF (acrylic) element H: 16 cm, W: 22.5 cm

Pink lidded vessel, 2019 Cast, lead crystal glass, cut and polished with a cast glass and solid silver lid. Silver is lacquered. H: 13.3 cm, W: 19.5 cm

Grey glass with Steel, 2019 Glass and Mild steel H: 20 cm W: 26.5 cm

Amber glass with hot rolled steel, 2019 Glass and mild steel 15 x 36 cm

Clear glass with steel, 2019 Mild steel and glass H: 14 cm W: 37 cm

Beige and Grey Vessel, 2015 Glass, steel H: 28 cm, W: 26 cm

Pink Vessel, 2017 Cast glass, ground and polished with a solid silver rim H: 11 cm W: 19.5 cm

Yellow Cut Vessel with Steel Rim, 2017 Glass, steel H: 16.5 cm, W: 22.5 cm

Amber faceted vessel with stainless and mild steel liner, 2010 Glass, steel H: 25 cm, W: 27 cm

EVERYTHING CONSIDERED Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

EVERYTHING CONSIDERED Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

EVERYTHING CONSIDERED Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

ANNA DICKINSON

Dick­in­son is con­stantly exper­i­ment­ing; she pos­sesses a curios­ity which, asso­ci­ated with her hard-working, per­fec­tion­ist tem­pera­ment, pre­serves her from all super­fi­cial­ity. Dick­in­son has cho­sen the con­tainer because of her con­vic­tion and pas­sion, a form she under­stands and mas­ters fully. Far from evok­ing a use­ful object, her pieces put us in mind of sculp­tures, which for their rel­a­tively small size are mon­u­men­tal. She shifts from mono­chrome blown-glass pieces to cast and cut objects. The glass is often com­bined with metal which brings together two kinds of lus­tre. The sur­face of the glass is patiently ground and pol­ished to per­fec­tion. The nature of her inspi­ra­tion has evolved from exotic tex­tures and colours to her imme­di­ate daily envi­ron­ment. The rigour and taste that Anna Dick­in­son has cul­ti­vated, together with the excep­tional sense of sub­tle tonal­i­ties, lend her objects a mys­te­ri­ous, med­i­ta­tive quality.