Vertigo — Antonio Spoto
Antonino Spoto Often the hardest part of being an artist is having to explain in words something that arrives by force of nature, from an unconscious or deeper interest that receives its naming in the form of an object and not in text. First there is the need to create, then there is the skill and then something else. Spoto explains his ‘something else’ as follows: “My pieces are all born after they have been prepared well in my head and in my heart. They are simply found there but I am often surprised when they finally emerge”.
This clay piece is made by a potter's wheel and baked in an electric oven; the enamels that cover it are copper-based. Its colours vary from blue to mauve. Spoto's forms are exclusively turned with absolute perfection. It is only the frustoconical or hemispherical typology of the bowl that serves as its formal starting point.