Alessandro Gallo‘s ceramic human-animal characters are often caught in the most candid and casual moments. Gallo’s garnered a reputation for these hybrid creatures, such as the one above, currently featured in the “Ceramics Now” show at The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.
In Rebecca Morgan’s ceramics work, her surreal and humorous sensibility is at its most visceral. Her sculptural work often takes the form out of unsettling, yet enchanting heads, carrying exaggerated features and expressions.
Sara Catapano’s ceramic sculptures appear as absorbing, yet disconcerting biomorphic forms that defy their medium. Though there are otherworldly qualities to these pieces, the artist’s observations here on Earth play a direct role in the creation of her work. She says that “these bio-expressive forms are, in some ways, reactions and responses to social and personal experiences.”
Ceramicist Hitomi Hosono creates vessels born from several, leaf- and flower-like forms. These porcelain pieces carry the rich textures and shapes of their inspiration, even in their interiors. The artist cites both the traditions of Europe and Japan in her approach. Based in the U.K., the artist studied in Japan and Denmark before moving her practice.
In a show titled “Posthumorous / Post Mort ’em,” La Luz de Jesus looks back at the work of Click Mort, who passed away last year. Mort, known for his “recapitated figures,” crafted humorous, hybrid ceramic sculptures from existing pieces. He was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 34 and was last featured on our site here.
Brendan Lee Satish Tang’s ceramic sculptures are mash-ups of cultures, histories, and pop influences. His series, Manga Ormolu, in particular, are clashes between Chinese Ming dynasty vessels and “techno-Pop Art.” The artist says “the hybridization of cultures mirrors my identity as an ethnically-mixed Asian Canadian.” Tang was featured way back in Hi-Fructose Vol. 6 (and you can now see pieces from that issue in Hi-Fructose Collected 2).