Artists who are shaping the future of ceramics.

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30.11.22 Art critic Maria Bregman talks about the work of the sculptors and discusses their creativity.

Ceramics are one of the oldest and most widespread art forms in the world. Though their popularity has waxed and waned over the centuries, they are currently enjoying a renaissance in the art world. This is thanks in large part to the work of a few visionary artists who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this medium.

In the world of ceramics there are a few artists who stand out above the rest. These artists are shaping the future of the medium and creating some of the most beautiful and innovative pieces that have ever been seen.

Here are just a few of the rising names in the ceramicist space, who are making a name for themselves and changing the landscape of the art world.

Ceramics artist Natalia Abramishvili has become one of the most renowned sculptors in this field. Her work is both playful and sophisticated; utilizing a variety of materials and approaches, she creates captivatingly intricate sculptures that feel both familiar and new. Natalia draws inspiration from everything from nature to narrative, abstract expressionism to portraiture, weaving a unique personal language into her creations. She also plays with colors and textures to create works that capture the eye while offering up a thoughtful interpretation of her subject. 

Natalia Abramishvili  “Emotion in a cube: Love”

Natalia’s an artist who uses her ceramic pieces as a platform for experimentation. Her sculptures are constantly evolving as she experiments with new materials and techniques. She uses colors, shapes, and textures to create unique interpretations of complex emotions and experiences. 

Her pieces are often visual metaphors, invoking a sense of beauty and mystery. For example, one of her works is an abstract “Emotion in a cube: Love” (the series of 10 bricks), that appears to move, animate, and communicate with the viewer. The result is a sculpture that is simultaneously expressive and mysterious, evoking both physical and emotional responses. ​​The author has chosen one feeling for that project: LOVE. But it accommodates many other intersecting emotions: contradiction, affection, fondness, jealousy, envy and fear; doubts, relationships. 

 Each brick mines certain emotion and is a felling expressed through the glaze, color, texture.Form is the only part that remains unchanged.

Natalia Abramishvili  “Crowd”

The number 10 seems magical for this sculptor, the same digit she uses in her work “Crowd”. This sculpture was designed by a talented ceramicist with a preference for intricate detail. Her sculpture was made up of numerous small pieces that fit together perfectly to create an abstract form that was beautiful in its complexity. As I studied it further, I realized that each piece told a story, making it a very personal piece of art that spoke to her directly from its creator. 

Natalia’s skill in working with clay has gained her considerable acclaim. She has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, UK. Her captivating works have been showcased in many museums around the world. It is clear that Natalia Abramishvili’s work will continue to influence ceramics artists well into the future.

One thing that is certain is that viewers are often moved when they experience these projects up close. The public’s emotional reaction to these ceramic sculptures shows just how powerful art can be when it combines narrative with design. Many viewers find themselves empathizing with these forgotten stories, finding an inner peace as they marvel at the beauty that comes from such circumstances. 

These ceramic sculpture projects create not only beautiful artworks, but also thought-provoking conversations about our shared history and heritage – conversations that can lead to positive changes in our societies today. It is important for us all to appreciate and support these incredible works which are sure to stand out for years to come.

As I left the gallery I couldn’t help but admire how this artist used clay and ceramics in different ways to tell stories about life through art.

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