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Ceramics by Alessandra Romany, feat. Silvia Lezico

Illustration by Silvia Lezico

O Guardião
"Jarra viva" is one of the pieces that I admire the most, it has a well-defined personality which raised the difficulty of the challenge proposed by Alessandra.
I understand this vase as a tower, a fortress built on solid rock and at the same time it appears strong it also has its cracks and openings, where we can enter and look inside. 
After a longer look at this piece, I felt the urge to create a large bird that would embrace this ivory tower with its wings, symbolising the most vulnerable side that we all have. He is the guardian of this tower, which reminds me of the ice melting when spring arrives.

Artist Statement (Silvia Lezico):
Imagining small symbolic stories is what inspires me the most to create, and from there I try to transmit these concepts through illustration. 
I like to play with the optical effect of the positive and negative of forms, and add textures which are my expression, like a language with its stylistic techniques.

www.lezico.com

About this collection:
In this collection, I invited some artists that I admire to draw over my ceramic pieces.
It all started during the first lockdown. One day, my friend Chris, who lives next door, saw through my studio window, some of my shelves, full of repeated pieces, and asked me: “can I paint one of these? ”
These repeated pieces are tests, carried out during the execution of the work “Jarra Viva” for Calouste Gulbenkian museum store in Lisbon in 2017.
Like any test, they are wasteful because of the small defects in the glaze, thickness, finish, etc.
But Chris' approach made me think "why not? Why not extend to other artists?"
This experience was very enriching. It was interesting to observe how other artists look at my work, what they feel, what moves them, what story they want to tell over this ceramic shape.
Different personalities, different life experiences, different emotions. Thus the “Second Skin” collection was born. Each piece gains a new skin by the hand of each artist.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
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O Guardião Sculpture

Alessandra Romani

Portugal

Sculpture, Acrylic on Ceramic

Size: 3.9 W x 9.8 H x 3.5 D in

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Ceramics by Alessandra Romany, feat. Silvia Lezico Illustration by Silvia Lezico O Guardião "Jarra viva" is one of the pieces that I admire the most, it has a well-defined personality which raised the difficulty of the challenge proposed by Alessandra. I understand this vase as a tower, a fortress built on solid rock and at the same time it appears strong it also has its cracks and openings, where we can enter and look inside. After a longer look at this piece, I felt the urge to create a large bird that would embrace this ivory tower with its wings, symbolising the most vulnerable side that we all have. He is the guardian of this tower, which reminds me of the ice melting when spring arrives. Artist Statement (Silvia Lezico): Imagining small symbolic stories is what inspires me the most to create, and from there I try to transmit these concepts through illustration. I like to play with the optical effect of the positive and negative of forms, and add textures which are my expression, like a language with its stylistic techniques. www.lezico.com About this collection: In this collection, I invited some artists that I admire to draw over my ceramic pieces. It all started during the first lockdown. One day, my friend Chris, who lives next door, saw through my studio window, some of my shelves, full of repeated pieces, and asked me: “can I paint one of these? ” These repeated pieces are tests, carried out during the execution of the work “Jarra Viva” for Calouste Gulbenkian museum store in Lisbon in 2017. Like any test, they are wasteful because of the small defects in the glaze, thickness, finish, etc. But Chris' approach made me think "why not? Why not extend to other artists?" This experience was very enriching. It was interesting to observe how other artists look at my work, what they feel, what moves them, what story they want to tell over this ceramic shape. Different personalities, different life experiences, different emotions. Thus the “Second Skin” collection was born. Each piece gains a new skin by the hand of each artist. I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Sculpture:Acrylic on Ceramic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:3.9 W x 9.8 H x 3.5 D in

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Master’s degree in Interior Design, discovered the passion for ceramics in the early 2000s. In 2002 divided in ceramic studies and practice. In 2015, founded the Inspired by Arts project. In this project Alessandra allies her ceramic world to modern art still-life paintings. "My work can be defined as being inspired by modernist paintings I love. Behind each piece, there is my interpretation of an object, once represented in canvas, to which I try to give a new meaning, in a contemporary context, making it part of our daily lives."

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