Modern Primitive
– Something earthy and textural

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Go behind the scenes to meet artist Stan Bitters

THE WORK OF SCULPTOR STAN BITTERS
California sculptor Stan Bitters has been called one of the art world’s best-kept secrets by New York Times. Now he finds a new audience for his timeless ceramic murals and sculptures, which have graced fx the Palm Springs Ace Hotel with the two-story outdoor fireplaces. Original in Berlin visited the ceramic artist in his studio.

In a windowless steel building on an industrial strip of Fresno, California, the 83-year-old sculptor shapes earth, water, and fire into primal ceramic forms. It is a ritual based more on instinct than intellectual precept.
Stan Bitters’ career in ceramics has spanned six decades. His large scale works include ceramic wall murals, sculptures, fountains, and garden pathways. These installations have been featured, and can still be experienced in public spaces, banks, hotels, schools, churches, industrial complexes, and private residences. His influence has been present in the language of California architecture since the 1960’s. 
Stan Bitters’ work has also been featured as a part of the prestigious California design series of exhibitions and annuals that chronicled art and design in California from 1954-1976. As a bookend in time to those exhibits, more recently, he had pieces featured as part of a group show entitled Golden State of Craft 1960-1985 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA. This show was part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, an unprecedented collaboration of more than 60 museums and other cultural institutions in Southern California, celebrating the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Bitters is represented in Europe by Original in Berlin. www.originalinberlin.com

 

Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/tTQ49fR03EE

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Modern Primitive
– Something earthy and textural

ART

Go behind the scenes to meet artist Stan Bitters

THE WORK OF SCULPTOR STAN BITTERS
California sculptor Stan Bitters has been called one of the art world’s best-kept secrets by New York Times. Now he finds a new audience for his timeless ceramic murals and sculptures, which have graced fx the Palm Springs Ace Hotel with the two-story outdoor fireplaces. Original in Berlin visited the ceramic artist in his studio.

In a windowless steel building on an industrial strip of Fresno, California, the 83-year-old sculptor shapes earth, water, and fire into primal ceramic forms. It is a ritual based more on instinct than intellectual precept.
Stan Bitters’ career in ceramics has spanned six decades. His large scale works include ceramic wall murals, sculptures, fountains, and garden pathways. These installations have been featured, and can still be experienced in public spaces, banks, hotels, schools, churches, industrial complexes, and private residences. His influence has been present in the language of California architecture since the 1960’s. 
Stan Bitters’ work has also been featured as a part of the prestigious California design series of exhibitions and annuals that chronicled art and design in California from 1954-1976. As a bookend in time to those exhibits, more recently, he had pieces featured as part of a group show entitled Golden State of Craft 1960-1985 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA. This show was part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, an unprecedented collaboration of more than 60 museums and other cultural institutions in Southern California, celebrating the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Bitters is represented in Europe by Original in Berlin. www.originalinberlin.com

 

Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/tTQ49fR03EE

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