Find: Derek Weisberg

Derek Weisberg, New Life (Ceramic) / Auroral Dreams Still Hover (Ceramic) 2010

“I create works of art that are emotional and psychological self-portraits. Through my work I aim to make sense of my life, my experiences, and the times I live”, artist Derek Weisberg has written on his website.

And it is true, if we’re looking at the sculptures he creates: They do not look beautiful in the common sense, but they always express a certain feeling or atmosphere you cannot evade.

It is his aim, he further acknowledges, to create images that allow the viewer to have an experience that can not be easily articulated. That’s okay, I think – it might be a better choice to just contemplate the artwork rather than interprete it to death.