Dirk Staschke

Dirk Staschke reinterprets Vanitas (“vanity”) still life paintings of 16th-century Northern Europe, which recognize the fleeting nature of life and question the futility of earthly pursuits and acquisitions. Using sculptural form instead of paint, Staschke employs a transgressive beauty that contradicts commonly held convictions about what makes something appealing. Playing on the human impulse to own and consume, his work uses symbols of longing to explore the complexities of human desire.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Portland-based artist Dirk Staschke has received multiple awards for his sculpture, including the Virginia A. Groot Foundation grant and the Canada Council for the Arts production grant. Staschke’s work can be found in museum and private collections nationwide, including The American Museum of Ceramic Art, The Portland Art Museum, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, and The International Museum of Ceramic Art, among others.

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