Dagmar Langer born 1961 Meissen.
The training of Dagmar Langer to become the ceramic artist she is today has not gone without problems. Raised in DDR, she could not follow the path that attracted her the most. She learned to master the ceramic design through private lessons with Jürgen Sandig in Berlin in 1980-82. Turning lessons, something she would love to do were not possible. In 1982 she established her own studio and started working as an autodidakt. From 1986 to 1989 she followed an evening study in graphics and painting at the University of Fine Arts in Dresden. She also studied rhythm and dance from 1994 to ’99 in Dresden. Only in 2000 she did a training to become a ceramist, partly at Mechthild Kiesling and partly at the porcelain factory in Meissen. Since then she has realized an oeuvre in Raku ceramics. She was also involved in, among other things, land-art projects with Hama Lohrmann. Since 2015 she has focused on figurative ceramic sculptures.
Statements: “The art is to stay alive. In essence, I use the variety of ceramic techniques to implement my ideas and I experiment in this broad field. The peculiarity of my work is to stay alive within, so that the expression can develop. This is a process that requires the necessary attention to listen to inner motivations that are reflected in the artistic expression. The perfect form does not exist …”
“Natural forms, simplicity and elegance, appreciation of the imperfect … point to the origin, to reflection, to the calmness in itself …” Chris Gerbing
“The circle and the line are basic themes of my work, which are stretched, stretched, drawn in space and find their shape soft, round or angular. I’m looking for exciting aspects in the design language and always for the small accent. Inspiration: dance / movement flow. The going up, the stretching, the construction, the space, the narrow, the opening and closing … Apparently closed forms can be opened and radiate from the inside. Figures tell stories – see for yourself ”.
Figurative sculptures by Dagmar Langer shown in the Summer Stock show are to be found on the Dutch version of this page.