Jonathan Cross

Jonathan Cross Los Angeles November 24 - December 31, 2020

We are thrilled to present a captivating new direction in the artistic journey of ceramicist Jonathan Cross at The Future Perfect.

For those already familiar with Cross’ ceramics, his distinctive style immediately resonates. However, prepare to be astonished as he expands his creative vocabulary, embracing exciting new forms and venturing into ambitious explorations of scale.

As an American ceramicist, Cross commands both an eponymous studio in Los Angeles and a wood kiln in the desert community of Twentynine Palms, CA. Renowned for his adept use of ancient wood-firing techniques, his work encompasses sculptures, furniture, and vessels of remarkable presence.

The allure of wood-firing captivated Cross from the outset, infusing each piece with a patina reminiscent of ancient artifacts, weathered stone structures, or relics from a discarded post-apocalyptic future. His vessels evoke minimalist simplicity, drawing inspiration from geology, science fiction, and modern art. The sculptural works, characterized by bold and primitive forms, embody a fusion of contemporary sensibility and tactile materiality. A trace of his printmaking background can still be discerned in his pieces, manifesting through strong silhouettes, defined lines, and recurring motifs.

Cross’s latest collection of stools, side tables, and sculptures merges the realms of sculpture and utility, reminiscent of ancient geological formations reimagined for the modern world. This departure from his customary scale draws visual inspiration from acclaimed artists like Richard Serra.

We invite you to experience Jonathan Cross’s newest creations in the Garden at Casa Perfect Los Angeles, where his work will be on display until November. Immerse yourself in the mastery of an artist who constantly pushes the boundaries of his craft, offering a fresh perspective on ceramics that will undoubtedly captivate and inspire.

Exhibited Works