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valeria nascimento ceramics

One of today’s newer tendencies in art and design is incorporating ceramics as an integral part of the décor of a space.  Gone are the days when ceramics were considered tchotchkes for tabletop décor or for their utilitarian use.  Representing this current mindset and pushing the envelope on ceramics is the very skillful, Brazilian-born, London-based artist Valéria Nascimento. 

valeria nascimento ceramics

As you can appreciate from the images, Valéria gets her inspiration from nature (and very likely from the natural richness – both inside an outside the ocean – found in Brazil). The fine edges of her vessels and flowers are simple, paper thin and exquisitely delicate, just like you would find in a garden or a coral reef.  They’re quite REMARKABLE!

valeria nascimento ceramics

I’m not sure the square and semi-circular objects shown here are intended to sit on top of a table as fine decoration or not, although personally I would totally place either of these on display as such.  They are more likely to be part of larger wall installation, perhaps very similar to that depicted in the second image, where Valéria installed numerous porcelain hibiscus flowers on a wall at the Tiffany & Co. Canary Wharf store in London.  Simplesmente maravilhoso.

image credits: ValériaNacimento, represented by the Woolff Gallery, London.

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Interior Designer, art advisor and blogger, Richard Rabel brings fresh perspectives on art + design for today’s interior in his blog TheModernSybarite.

Based in New York City, Richard is consistently asked by his clients for advice on art, design and decoration and ultimately provides clients with livable, warm and unique interiors that reflect a 21st century lifestyle based on his rich experience in fine and decorative art of all periods.

A multi-linguist with a ten-year career as a senior director and specialist with Christie’s, the London-based global auction house, Richard has lived in seven countries and has had access to some of the most exquisite and exclusive spaces.  From San Francisco to Mexico City, Sao Paulo to Geneva, Istanbul to Delhi and Sydney to Shanghai, the breadth of his travels has cultivated his eye and contributed to defining his exacting taste and modern aesthetic.
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