JOHN MOSLER, B 1960 ⚜
John Mosler is a sculptor based in Brooklyn, New York. For 20 years, Mosler had the privilege of creating his work in the studio of renowned Ceramic Artist Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) who was famously known for her closed form vessels and elevating ceramics from the production of functional vessels to a fine art. It was in the Takaezu Studio where John Mosler extensively explored the inherent characteristics and offerings of clay, embracing and working within its existing property restrictions while coupling and founding innovative techniques, allowing the material to expand into uniquely impossible forms. Mosler’s “impossible” forms not only push the technical boundaries of a proprietary derivative of clay as a medium and material, as far as ancient times has signified, but also seeks to provide an elastic and kinetic viewer experience both physically and emotionally through the created form. Mosler’s work, in the round, is a journey through the human condition and its intrinsic dualities. With every movement exists the intension to seek an impassable existence and reach toward a strong yet tenuous connection imploring safety until the actuality continues on.
Mosler’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Cultured Magazine, Artsy, The Robb Report (among many others) and is held in prestigious Collections around the world.