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Eva Artists

Cleto Munari

Cleto Munari

"Munari’s process of design actually leave strong traces, unforgettable, inerasable figurative or cultural pointers”

(E. Sottass)

 

Born in  Gorizia in 1930, his goldsmithing industrialist is an atypical figure of collector, patron and inventor.

Subsequent to the encounter with Carlo Scarpa in 1973, he focused all his research and activity to industrial design, collaborating with the most influential companies worldwide.

In 1985 he creates an artistic workshop in which cooperate 20 of the world greatest architects and designers (e.g. Aulenti, Castiglioni, Sottsass, De Lucchi, Magistretti, Scarpa).

In his search for inspirations, ideas and original projects, Cleto Munari is open to a  continuous analysis, experimenting with new techniques, approaches and  materials.

His works - especially those created on gold and silver – are part of permanent  collections all around the world,                                                                                     including the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York.

SbittArte

SbittArte

 

" A good artistical energy happily floats on our territory.. that’s Sbittarte. ”

For nearly 15 years this team has been meeting weekly , every Friday night, to paint on ceramic. Their philosophy is un-competition, lack of judgement, with the aim of being aimless.

“Sbittarte” as the Italian slang sbittare, to free from chains, to excrete, to ejaculate, to pollinate: free and liberating expression. It’s to urgently show their need of creating objects, paintings, thoughts.

The main vehicle of this artistic flux is ceramic painting, practised together, sometimes even on the same work. Even and mostly from no-Pro.

"SBITTARTE" promotes ancient techniques inherited from the territory’s popular and artisan knowledge. Earth, Fire, Painting have therefore been well-founded as languages and tools to  describe the Contemporary, so as at Prehistoric times.

Mario Tavernaro

Mario Tavernaro

"No space on which to be any road on which to wander but I was quiet, almost."

I present my vision of loneliness that in reality is always in the company of someone is never alone alone.

A multitude of seemingly alone characters sometimes meet, merge and then move away leaving artistic bonds of sublime beauty to the eye of the beholder.

We must stop and carefully observe the curves of these faces that are almost never defined, trying to perceive the moment that they tell us in all their complexity.

I would like to manage the feelings of human life with an artistic ability, giving a complete gallery of characters sometimes angular, sometimes sweet but always authentic and direct.

My trait wants to lead to impalpable and enveloping feelings that rediscover the hidden feelings until we find our own hidden lives.

Amen

Reinaldo Ramos Filho

Reinaldo Ramos Filho

"NON OMNIS MORIAR"

I shall not wholly die, I will not altogether die. My works will lengthen my life. (Horace)

Glass designer and master glassmaker, I was born in Brazil and live now in Italy.

I grown up in the most innovative artistic glassware of Brazil, in which I had the opportunity to learn the techniques my father has been developing since 1978.

In mid-1984 we broke a centuries-lasting concept bringing about two absolutely unique changes in the coloured-glass world history.

Firstly, the creation of works through constructing techniques designed to exceed glass-windows spaces inaccessible so far, using steel and special alloys welding, to make some of the world most resistant windows.

Secondly, the creation of relief, to give works a realistic atmosphere.

The final result is a quality & safety mix, matched with the beauty and the personality of unparalleled works.

I’m a young dreamer, art enthusiast and big fan of Casa Ramos Vitrais works.

I hope I’ll be able to bring to the world the techniques of my father and I and I’m happy to collaborate with Eva.

Paride Gorgi

Paride Gorgi

What does Paride want to say with his works? Nothing!

He celebrates Life through a big, stylistic auto-erotism ritual, absolutely not paranoid.

Where paint is not enough to embroider love acts, Gorgi spackles, scratch, blows the surface up animating it with Venus flytraps, fiery tadpole, marine dicks, dates, apple slices, bean sprouts, flirty portions of buttocks, bosoms, vulvas in a marvellous suspension fit for a Beato Angelico.

The painter aim is to make us complicit of a hyper-vital world, where the call of dare or the one of intercourse are unavoidably beautiful and never inconvenient as, he suggests, we don’t have to be afraid of the ugly and mean, if anything, of our heart & appetites silence.

In his painting there’s no regret or affliction for the forbidden fruit ate at the Garden of Eden as, being food a symbol or other, it has to be consumed, chewed, ingested and possibly accompanied by a good wine, offered at the great reception we are all invited to: “Life”.

Daniela Piotto

Daniela Piotto

What motivates my work is the desire to discover new emotions.

Since childhood Daniela Piotto has shown her passion for painting and
decoration which has been cultivated through various collaborations with important Venetian production companies.
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For twenty years she applied her sensitivity by teaching the art of ceramic decoration,
teaching vocational training courses in the female prison of  Venice.

Paolo “POL” Polloniato

Paolo “POL” Polloniato

For me ceramic is understood as the metamorphosis of form according to time and the space in which I relate.

Born in 1979 in Nove (VI), Paolo comes from a historic family of craftsmen linked by two centuries of ceramic production in Nove which is one of the most important centers for ceramics  in Italy. His research uses all different materials which are chosen and worked

according to the intended project and its purpose. Since 2008 contemporary ceramics has become a fundamental foundation for his research, developing and redesigning  pictorial decorations and manipulating molds of various historic manufactures, in order to create sculptures and conceptual installations where a story relates to the present, creating new scenarios.

Paul Polloniato lives and works between Brussels, Paris and Nove (VI).

Aldo Gnesotto

Aldo Gnesotto

"BEST DESIGNER ARTIST OF 2014".

Aldo Gnesotto was born in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) in the sixties.

He considers this reviews' snippet particularly significant

in expressing his artistic view:

“An element progressively takes significance in Gnesottos' works, up to deeply mark it: and it is the elegant synthesis of shapes and colours, which appear to be increasingly filtered through his sensitivity. 

Then, his stones: a result of poetry and magic that from scratch acquires a human dignity full of essential attributes”

(Pietro Franceschetti, “I sassi del Brenta, ultima mostra”

Palazzo Bacchiglione  - Vicenza, Italy)

Stefano Bertoncello

Stefano Bertoncello

"The key to my job is my passion."

I generally deal with painting and sculpture, I love manipulating the clay and always having a white space where you can experiment and materialize an idea, something that usually happens on a canvas, on a wall, or when creating a sculpture.

The process that follows when firing the piece modifies one's  thinking and opens up new possibilities and discussion points. The key to my job is the passion.

Jessica Martinello

Jessica Martinello

"If you can dream it, you can do it!"

Illustrator and Graphic Designer, I was born in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) where I currently live. I have always had the passion for design and art. I graduated from the Visual Arts School in Venice and then specialized in the Nemo NT digital arts academy in Florence. I'm currently working with kids by following them in creative labs, but my goal is to be a full time book illustrator.

I'm obsessed with Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz. I like to read and write as well as paint and decorate. I like music, theater and photography, I love cinema and I love animals (especially red cats).

I cannot I live without chocolate, and I like to draw, have I said it already?

Mattia Malis

Mattia Malis

"My job is little more than an experiment."

Since I was little I was more sensitive to images and colors rather than words, so I started to draw. For me it is about telling stories, stories that belong to our time, or maybe they belong to  time in general? For me, it is about stories that do not judge us or  claim to instruct us, but stories that simply show us.

I am not sure if the mediums I use to can be considered "art" in the strictest form.  If someone wants to find art in my stories, I'm glad that happens, if you want to define them in another way, do it, for me, the important thing is that you look.

Lorenzo Zanovello

Lorenzo Zanovello

"It may seem irreverent or emphatic, but it does not leave you indifferent."

Born in Bassano del Grappa on October 4, 1977, Lorenzo currently lives in  Nove. From childhood Lorenzo began to play with the earth, a game that would later become his passion. The search for new solutions leads him to experiment with other materials such as wax, wood silicone, resin and glass, but his great passion and prefered material continues to be ARGILLA OPERATA.

This material can be used to express oneself without inhibitions and limitations and makes the work come alive based on a very ancient process. It does not follow a very precise theme, but allows the soul to convey to the mind things that hands will shape. He loves earth, water, air, fire, the 4 elements give light to a mechanism and process that is sequential, rhythmic and harmonious. Lorenzo uses this process to work fragment by fragment, consolidating and giving shape to his works.

A summary of interior complexities of a spirit in continuous movement that evolves and changes form. His art  lives and suffers and gives a feeling and form to the pieces, allowing the viewer to immerse him or herself in the reflection that they have in front of them.

Raffaella Guarda

Raffaella Guarda

"What is not, is. What is, is not"

I was born in Bassano del Grappa on 29/04/81. I'm an interior designer who is  genuine, dreamy, curious and constantly looking for versatility. My passions include crafts, furniture and photography.

I studied at the Nove Industrial Art School "G. De Fabris" and graduated with a degree in Industrial Design. My experience there allowed me to get to know and work with many materials, including ceramics and wood. I acquired skills working for La Galleria del Tempo, a high-end furniture store, where service is as important as the product. This work is based more on experience and practical aspects, than on theoretical studies and consists in finding solutions, solving problems, and proposing ideas.

Obviously, there is also an aesthetic aspect that is important such as providing advice on style, colors, materials and lighting which is essential to create an atmosphere that reflects each person's personality and creates comfortable and functional environments. The world of production and artisanal craftsmanship has always been a passion of mine which is how this partnership with the EVA brand was born.  Through the expression of my creativity I am able to experiment and search for creative  decorations and textures that can compliment various environments, furnishings and enhance spaces around us.

Antonio Visentin

Antonio Visentin

What drives my work is "experimenting."

Antonio Visentin has a deep affection for ceramics, a love he has shown since he was little. He was the only boy at eight years old who prefered playing with the earth instead of cars. At the age of five he had already made his first soccer ball in clay and since then the interest in this strange material began to expand. Tony is a concrete artist meaning that his art is simple yet positive and do not represent a forced expression needed to balance his psycho-physical state.

His ideas are born from a different way of understanding objects as he considers the relationship that binds to us with them. What Tony does, is simply exploring possibilities with great enthusiasm and curiosity. Both, in Tony and his art there is a  sincere desire for simplicity and immediacy which he expresses for himself and for the pleasure of others.

Angela Di Folco

Angela Di Folco

“Black is my favorite color"

I'm an artist. I am in love with life and all that it has to offer and it’s creativity as a whole. I spend most of my time improving my painting and drawing skills by constantly looking for the best way to express my feelings through an image.

The best way to get to know me is through my work.

My greatest source of inspiration comes from nature: one can find  powerful references, using the symbols that come from forests and animals creating metaphors through  pictorial representations. It can be noted that the use of animals as symbols is recurring in my work. The use of color is almost reduced to black pigment, capable of comprehensively representing the essence of things. If, black represents the absence of light and refers to the void and the mystery then it also means that within the obscurity of darkness one might also find the origin of everything.

There are such figures able to evoke my inner world, unexpressed and elusive, mixing light and shadow, alternating beats of white and black, recovering the spirituality of everything that exists in reality but which is not directly visible from humanity.

Bajo Fabio Baggio

Bajo Fabio Baggio

Bajo Fabio Baggio

You can't tell at first glance ... but he’s colour blind.”

Fabio Baggio, aka Bajo, was born in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) in 1965.

His work’s essential components are a vigorous chromatism and an incisive mark.

He now lives and works in Romano d’Ezzelino (Italy).

 

“To him, a face isn’t just a body’s part, it gains a narrative role as it reveals not only what we are but also what we want to be. In his artistic journey Bajo does not avoid experimentation, indeed he focuses on all possible languages looking for a purer graphic form, further than matter, being closer to some kind of “graffiti art” where the mark’s strength express distinctiveness and energy of the creative act.  In his painting’s imagination isn’t ambiguous or undefined. There’s always a close link between communication needs and pictorial solutions, quest into the unknow, thanks to integration between nature’s reality and the man out of him that he can hone". (Mario Guderzo)