10 February 2020
The Revived Ceramics
of Salvino Arturo Pozzi
This article was originally published on Hue & Eye.
About Salvino Arturo Pozzi
Born in Naples in 1974, Salvino Arturo Pozzi got his name from his grandfather and gained a passion for Architecture initially from his uncle, which taught him most of his artistic skills. Salvino Arturo later then launched his practice in Architecture while working in his uncles’ studio. This intro is a brief presentation to describe the strong relationship that Salvino Arturo Pozzi has for its roots and traditions. Salvino Arturo studied Architecture in Aversa, to later decide to live there. Aversa is a city that owns a high density of historical facts. The Normans founded it, and for this was known to carry a less typical Mediterranean identity. This controversial behavior, different from any other nearby locations, became a fundamental principle and focus of Salvino Arturo’s practice and research. He has always moved by the urge to deepen a territorial investigation about his land of origin. These studies led him to understand all the facts that he discovered later essential to building his artistic vision and objectives. Precisely, what Salvino Arturo wanted to examine was the contradiction between a fertile territory – still filled with significant ancestral correlations – and the abusive life that people lead nowadays. What moved Salvino Arturo to build his artistic language is the topic of neglecting the ability to take care of a unique place, in contrast to its downfall, deterioration, and urban speculation.
About His ArtPath And Process
Salvino Arturo is today known to combine his artistic process with thick expertise of historical facts and architectural topics. To study the human being, through its gests and battles, is for him an attempt to revive a forgotten beauty. This research is what pushed him to gain a Ph.D. in Drawing at the Aversa University to then implement his studies with a stage post-PhD in Wien in Urban Ethology. He also became a member of the ISHE, International Society of Human Ethology, or what he calls Ethoartchitecture, the Architecture of Being.
After some time spent investigating the relationship between the human being and its territory, he then focused on the public spaces and how they served to men’s public life. He also examined the history behind public representations in open areas, to discover through these behaviors something more about that forgotten beauty mentioned above. Motivated by Professor Liguori, a man who brought the art of ceramic back to his hometown, to deepen this art and techniques, he felt tha need to reevaluate old crafts and artisanal processes. Later he met Fulvio Vallone, a traditional ceramist from Cascano di Sessa. Fulvio taught Salvino Arturo the complexity of the master technique of the ceramic turning machine and the delicate engraving of further classic materials.
Today Salvino Arturo Pozzi dedicates his time creating a series of vases done precisely in the same way as the oldest traditions.
The process has four main steps: molding the shape at the ceramic turning machine, engraving the material with a scalpel, cooking the vase, and coating it with enamel. The chosen material inspires the final drawings engraved on the vessels; hence, Salvino follows what the texture leads him to illustrate and show.
Arturo will always then sign his artworks just as Salvino Pozzi, probably in honor of his grandfather.
Have we mentioned the great respect he feels towards his roots?
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