Claire Curneen Sculpts Tormented Porcelain Figures
Sculptor Claire Curneen works with everything from porcelain to terracotta, creating figurines
that are cathartic and vaguely surreal. Her humanoid sculptures are
faceless yet somehow expressive, posed in beseechingly though it would
be up to interpretation just what they are looking for.
According to her artist’s statement,
Curneen aims to “explore grand themes about the body and the human
condition.” This sometimes manifests itself viscerally in her works
where human bodies are pierced with thorns or otherwise immobilized.
Other pieces are subtler, the figures lost in a shroud of apparent