Nicolas Deshayes - Composizione - 2018
Each ceramic work was hand-made by Deshayes in a town in the province of Venice that specialises in the production of ornamental platters: Bacchanal vessels that are exuberantly clad with dripping fruit, vegetables, and fish. Composizione features an arrangement of octopus tentacles laid out on a piece of cloth. A cross between a chef's chopping board, Assyrian relief, musical score, and 'Shui-mo' drawing.
The edition is part of an ongoing series by Deshayes featuring octopus as a motif to explore the materiality of malleability, slipperiness, desire, petroleum extraction and the 'below-surface'.
Medium: Glazed ceramic with hand painting - each unique.
Size: 39 x 28 x 0.8 cm
Series of 12
Accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate
Price: £ 850
These Nicolas Deshayes works are available at Nottingham Contemporary