My intention is to create oneofakind, raw and poetic sculptural stoneware works. The concept of art which I use is entirely personal. I have developed my expression without having found any movement or school to be a part of, completely without academic preferences. When I started out as an artist I made a commitment to myself – I wanted to find my inner most authentic expression and from that place contemplate my own inner being. Therefore I have chosen to mark my works RAWBLOOM because the essence of this word comes the closest to what I percieve my inner most being is all about.
My artistic drive is a necessity of life. A dimension which arises in me because of a deep seated feeling of connectedness with nature and a conscious presence of the process of creation. My pieces are manifested through a practice of silencing my mind which allows my spirit and inner being to express itself deeply through clay and glaze in the flow of the now.
I have chosen to live surrounded by nature deep in the woods and the work I do in my small foreststudio is a lonely quiet process – I love being present in the now sensing my hands and body work with the chosen materials in the creative manifestation. I see myself as a sculptor – I travel my inner landscape and clay and glaze are the raw materials I have chosen for this personal manifestation of my spirit.
Tina Tramp is the danish artist behind the expressive, soulful and unique stoneware vessels and paintings presented on this site. Born in 1962 on the rocky island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, Tina grew up in a rich and vibrant artist community full of painters and ceramists inspired by the beauty of the unique island nature. Over the years her artistic expression had evolved from expressionist painting to include unique stoneware vessels. She has more than 60 exhibitions in her curriculum – among others Himmerland Art Museum, Frederikshavn Art Museum and Museum Sønderjylland.
Today Tina Tramp lives and works in Copenhagen.
The recognized danish art critic Ole Lindboe (1948-2013) wrote about her work:
The classic definition of art, that it is "a piece of reality seen through an artist's
temperament" fits exactly on Tina Tramps way of working. She observes she interprets
and she conveys her love of life and nature. She set her subjectivity in motion while
she is describing what she senses in the moment. For it is basically the only reliable
guide, as a human being and an artist she can use.
It is the danish author Nørretranders who once described consciousness as the top small
tip of all the sensations and impressions flowing through man. Our senses and what they
receive, is far larger and more comprehensive than our consciousness can ever manage to
record, comprehend and process. But the many influences become layers in our bodily system
and leaves tracks.
Therefore Tina Tramps memories from a childhood on the island of Bornholm lived in close
symbiosis with the sea, the rocked shores and the beautiful island nature, obviously
has a great influence on her work. Perhaps we could - with the french writer Antoine De
Saint-Exupery say -
"Only with the heart can one see. The essential is invisible to the eye".
The quotation fits well with Tina Tramps artistic universe, she continually tries to
portray, transform and vizualize the energy of everything in the unseen, all the hidden
and secretive energy-flows of nature and its diversity. Her works are in this sense hints,
moods and fragments.
Her work tell us that there is always something that is greater than ourselves. That
nothing is what it seems to be. One must mention her vibrant blue color theme. Her
works glow with poetic softness and sharp color angles that sounds like music. Moving
into her blue universeis like listening to the ocean and looking up in the sky. Man is
a landscape. The landscape is human. Nature is a whole. Life is a wonderful gift. Such
thoughts comes to mind when you get caught by Tina Tramps artistic universe.