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Designer

Valéria Nascimento

Edition

Unique Work | Signed by the Artist

Description

Valéria Nascimento creates one of a kind, site-specific installations made up of floral porcelain elements. Nature is the main source of inspiration for her work, its beauty, essence, and ephemerality are rendered in delicate porcelain sculptures. Nascimento cuts and sculpts her shapes before they are fired at high temperatures. Delicate rings, blossoms, petals, cups, and other botanical elements emerge from the kilns, their colors transformed into soft, muted gradient tones of creams, blues, whites, greys, and blacks. Nascimento's installations take the viewer on a meditative journey through botanical scenery, providing an ethereal experience with the weightlessness of the material.

Materials

Hand-formed porcelain pieces individually mounted onto the panel.

Dimensions

L 27 x W 27 in | L 68.6 x W 68.6 cm

May be commissioned in a wide scope of sizes and finishes.

Lead Time

Upon Request

Price

L 27 x W 27 in | $31,000

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Valéria Nascimento

Valéria Nascimento

Born in Goiânia, Brazil in 1962, Valéria grew up surrounded by exuberant Brazilian landscapes which inspired her from an early age. She initially studied Architecture, during which time she became greatly inspired by the works of architects Roberto Burle Marx and Oscar Niemeyer. Then graduated with a degree in 1985, cementing her interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. After graduating, moved to Rio to pursue her Architectural career, it was here, a year later, where she was introduced to clay and became fascinated by its multiple possibilities for expression and development of ideas.

As her interest in ceramic grew, Valéria started exploring the convergence of natural forms and architectural elements as a conceptual starting point for her work. This idea has morphed into her largely installation based practice in which she conceives wall and ceiling installations of her ethereal porcelain works. She cuts and sculpts her botanically-inspired forms before they are fired to create rings, blossoms, petals, cups that emerge from the kiln as delicate forms. Her work features the repetitive, mediative, sequencing of separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. 

Valéria Nascimento COLLECTION

WHITE FLORA WHITE FLORA  WHITE DRIFT WHITE DRIFT  WHITE BLOSSOM WHITE BLOSSOM  SQUARE CORAL SQUARE CORAL  MEADOW WILD MEADOW WILD  CREAM DRIFT CREAM DRIFT  CIRCULAR CORAL CIRCULAR CORAL  BOTANICA INSTALLATION BOTANICA INSTALLATION  BLACK FLORA BLACK FLORA  BLACK DRIFT BLACK DRIFT  BLACK BOTANICA BLACK BOTANICA 

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