The Culinary Curios of Dirk Staschke, Sculptures by Dirk Staschke
Award winning Canadian ceramicist Dirk Staschke will be opening an enticing show at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington this March, entitled “Falling Feels A lot Like Flying.” Showing a specially made exhibition of bountiful-to-the-point-of obscene food tableaus, Staschke’s work is notable for its large scale size and impressively realistic depictions of abundant stacks of desserts, king’s table cornucopias, and strings of strung up animals about to be prepared for the table.
Inspired by 16th century Vanitas paintings and the opulence of the Baroque period, Staschke’s work mixes extravagant decadence with a sense that such seductive overindulgences are on the cusp of deteriorating and our age of excess and over consumption may be about to crash and burn.Photo: Courtesy of the artist
california - january 2014
Dad called and told me to go check the sunset
“I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself.”