Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bertozzi and Casoni

Bertozzi and Casoni are an Italian ceramic artist duo who caught my eye years ago. They met while studying at Gaetano Ballardini Ceramic Art Institute of Faenza, Italy. I recently was able to see one of their installations up close at the Venice Biennale in 2009. They definately have the "wow" factor. I love their egg peices! They play with the ideas of over indulgence and decay in the most hyper realistic techniques of glazed ceramic I've ever seen. They are real craftsmen which allows them to make some seriously beautiful profound art.