From his workshop in Villa Elisa, Argentina, Luciano Polverigiani (previously) creates small and medium format ceramics that teeter between conventional sculpture and toys. Presently fascinated by the connection between kind and performance, the artist usually displays on how his supplies are inextricably linked to every piece’s use. “We usually affiliate ceramic materials with fragility; ceramic objects break in the event that they fall on the bottom or are dealt with roughly,” he tells Colossal. “I’m involved in reflecting on the ‘use’ that we are going to give to ceramics. On this sense, I start to work with the thought of a ceramic toy.”
The artist brings the contradictory concept of the ceramic toy to life by a curious menagerie of creatures, every radiating with persona. And whereas many toys function some sort of moveable facet or configurable elements, Polverigiani embraces the incongruity between clay’s rigidity and the inherent motion of play. By incorporating wheels and creating small figures that should match inside others, the artist pushes the boundaries between ceramic sculpture and motion.
Up to now few years, Polverigiani has cultivated relationships with different ceramicists throughout his travels, and he’s at the moment engaged on organizing a collective exhibition. You’ll be able to comply with him on Instagram for updates, and discover extra work on Behance.
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