Born in Bologna, Nunzio Paci developed his artistic finesse viewing the Baroque style of painting promoted in Paci's home city in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Accademia degli Incamminati (Academy of Progressives) was established in 1582 and elevated the arts to the same level of intellectual rigor as astronomy and medicine, in addition to poetry and music. In the 21st century, Paci continues the tradition of his ancestors, innovating compositions that are a triangulation of anatomical study, lyrical song, and psychological probe.
Think twice when accepting a dinner invention from Melis Buyruk. The Turkish artist's sleek, white porcelain is elegant and expertly crafted. However, you won't find vases and figurines in Buyruk's studio. Instead, clean white dishes are plated with life-like hands, hearts and ears. To accent the pure forms, Buyruk adds minute golden flies.