Paola Grizi Art Ceramics

Paola Grizi clay sculptures explore the human soul through the visual imagery of a woman’s face. An ageless face, able to capture and return, enhanced, the deep meanings behind fundamental relations, such as mother and child, culture and individuals, men and nature.

Stories are an important topic in Paola’s art, as well. Book pages filled with minuscule characters become alive under the viewers’ eyes. A hand, a nose, her iconic face appear to shatter the mystery in the narration and question its truths or maybe add to them.
Or, as in one of her clay sculptures, pages make their way out of the head of the woman. Dreams, memories, thoughts that impose their own meaning to reality

Born in Rome, Paola’s started modeling as a young girl in the studio of her grandfather, a well know Italian painter and sculptor. She graduated in Literature, but soon after Uni she followed her passion for sculpture, gaining for herself an International reputation. Recently, she has begun casting her works in bronze.

Looking Ahead - 2016 - Private collection USA

Paola Grizi: Looking Ahead, 2016. Private collection USA Credits: Paola Grizi

Paola Grizi: The secret, 2014. China

Paola Grizi: The secret, 2014. Changchun Museum, China Credits: Paola Grizi

Paola Grizi: The revelation. Private collection Italy Credits: Paola Grizi

Paola Grizi: Thoughts, 2015. Changchun Museum, China Credits: Paola Grizi

Paola Grizi: In the wind, 2017. Credits: Paola Grizi

By Tiziana Manzetti

Graziano Carotti – Friday, 17th

Dec. 17, 2010 – Feb. 7th, 2011
Montefalco – Italy

Italian Ceramics - Graziano Carotti - "Venerdì 17"Graziano Carotti’s works have the subtle power to provoke or to astonish. They never let you go by without an afterthought.

His terracotta figures seduce you with their formal simplicity, their softly realistic clothes and their  deceptive sweetness. But their soul is elusive and mysterious.

Lost in their inner world, Carotti’s figures seem to be concentrating on finding the answer to vital questions. Which makes you wonder, of course, on the nature of their questions…

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Brajo Fuso – A Certain Idea of Ceramics

Nov. 13, 2010 – Jan. 9, 2011
Torgiano, Italy

Italian Ceramics - A Certain idea of Ceramics - Brajo Fuso (1899-1980)Thirty years after his death, Umbria celebrates Brajo Fuso with two exhibitions.

The first one aims to sketch for the visitors the portrait of this eclectic Italian artist thru his paintings, sculptures and jewels. The other exhibition focuses on his ceramic works and, thanks to the curatorial effort of Giulio Busti and Franco Cocchi, it promises to cast some new light on Brajo’s creative path.

Brajo Fuso (1899-1980) is considered one of the most representative Italian artists of the 20th century. In 1943, in the middle of a successful medical doctor career, he started experimenting with color paints and wood, strings and clay, and any material that aroused his creativity.

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