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Nicolò Morales

Nicolò Morales Ceramicist
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Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3939714113
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The colour-blind artist who feels colours

  • • Nicolò works 14 to 18 hours every day
  • • He collaborates with architect and designer Ugo La Pietra
  • • He is inspired by the sea and diving

Nicolò Morales has been an artist (though he prefers to call himself an 'experience-stager of the visual arts') since he was five years old. But of course he didn’t know it then. When he was a child, playing with stucco was the only way for his parents to keep him quiet and calm for hours. His love for plaster and clay didn’t stop over the years and, after attending art school, he became one of the most popular ceramicists in Italy, despite being colour-blind. Today, his works are present in public and private collections all around the world.

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Works

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Mediterranean Fish

Fish heads and bodies form part of a series of wall and floor installations depicting fish, whales, shells and fins. By using “half bodies”, Nicolo explores a contemporary human condition, the dichotomy between a desire to appear in public while feeling a strong need to escape behind closed doors. He chose the maritime theme because life emerged from the sea.

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The Guardian

This wide-eyed ochre majolica owl is part of Nicolo’s Faune e Flora series, in which classical ceramic shapes morph into birds and plants.

Height 50 cm

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Reconstruction

A turned majolica vase has been decorated with flowers and tendrils and coloured in white and earthy tones. The shape was inspired by a classical 18th-century type of vase. Nicolo has given it a somewhat Baroque aesthetic.

Diameter 32 cm

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Expressive vases

These three anthropomorphised decanters are part of a greater collection of expressive vases made using the majolica technique.

Height 50 cm

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Sicilian Beauties

These majolica statuettes representing women serve as candlestick holders. The women are dressed in traditional clothes found in the south of Italy, in tones typical of the region. The statuettes were presented during a travelling exhibition, Artists of Sicily, that visited some of the island’s most emblematic cities.

Height 100 cm
Length 60 cm
Width 70 cm

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