Jos Devriendt



Night and Day 353, 352, 2021
Night and Day 353, 352, 2021
ceramic, glazes, electrical components


Night and Day 355, 354, 2021
Night and Day 355, 354, 2021
ceramic, glazes, electrical components


Night and Day 361, 360, 359, 2021
Night and Day 361, 360, 359, 2021
ceramic, glazes, electrical components


Night and Day 358, 357, 356, 2021
Night and Day 358, 357, 356, 2021
ceramic, glazes, electrical components


Night and Day 362, 2021
Night and Day 362, 2021
ceramic, glaze, shiny gold, electrical components
18 x 16 x 16 cm
7.09 x 6.3 x 6.3 in

Night and Day 363, 2021
Night and Day 363, 2021
ceramic, glazes, purple and shiny gold, electrical components
36 x 38 x 38 cm
14.17 x 14.96 x 14.96 in

Night and Day 364, 2021
Night and Day 364, 2021
ceramic, glazes, matte gold and matte ivory white, electrical components
42 x 56 x 56 cm
16.54 x 22.05 x 22.05 in

Night and Day, 2021
Night and Day, 2021
ceramic, glazes, electrical components


'Spring' Large, 2021
'Spring' Large, 2021
ceramic, glazes, grey, spanish yellow and english rose, shade, electrical components
158 x 28 x 28 cm
62.2 x 11.02 x 11.02 in

'Spring' XL, 2021
'Spring' XL, 2021
ceramic, glazes, grey, spanish yellow and english rose, shade, electrical components
224 x 112 x 112 cm
88.19 x 44.09 x 44.09 in




Belgian, born in 1964 in Ostend
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium


Jos Devriendt defines himself as a "low tech designer", and this statement proves true in his production: simple yet sensible ceramic objects beautifully fulfill their role: a seductive take on functionalism.

Devriendt's most recent series reveal his openness to the outside world and his acute sense of nature observation. The alternation of day and night, the rhythm of high tide and low tide and the passing of the seasons all leave an imprint on the work and define the artist's colour palette. By ways of games of clair-obscur, Devriendt creates lamps and objects that perform as devices to put lights' both natural and artificial at play.

Devriendt's works are always a combination of elementary volumes, and his minimalistic approach leaves it up to the light to animate and make the "functional sculpture" complete. Fascinated by the aura and tactility of forms, Devriendt's practice simultaneously embeds the earthiness of the ceramist and the ethereality of the poet.