ARTIST STATEMENT​
 

Contemporary images that provide access to an archetypal dimension of reality, and focus on the evocative capacity of sculpture. Ceramic figures serve as ironic commentaries on the excesses and obsessions of global society and the enormous influence that material has on the individual. The statues express the condensation of a visual language contaminated by surrealist solutions, pop proliferations, and archaic symbolism. What Porelli finds seductive about ceramics is that, while expressing modern concepts, he can maintain contact with the technique's archaic roots, amalgamating historical memory and present amnesia. 

RefleX: figures for reflection 2019
RefleX: figures for reflection 2019

Paolo Porelli & Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli Red earthenware, in-glaze luster 45,5cm H max

From Stereotype to Archetype 2020
From Stereotype to Archetype 2020

Paolo Porelli stoneware, ungerglaze, glaze, overglaze 40cm max H

Protestant Madonnas 2019
Protestant Madonnas 2019

Paolo Porelli Installation of more than 200 figures. Slip-cast stoneware, glaze 28cm H max

From Stereotype to Archetype 2020
From Stereotype to Archetype 2020

Paolo Porelli stoneware, ungerglaze, glaze, overglaze 40cm max H

From Stereotype to Archetype 2020
From Stereotype to Archetype 2020

Paolo Porelli stoneware, ungerglaze, glaze, overglaze 40cm max H

La Primera 2018
La Primera 2018

Paolo Porelli stoneware, mixed media 165cm H

Turquoise with peanuts  2017
Turquoise with peanuts 2017

Paolo Porelli Slip-cast porcelain 38x14x18cm

Divoratrice 2017
Divoratrice 2017

Paolo Porelli 2017 Slip-cast porcelain 38x15cm

Divinities + idols 2018
Divinities + idols 2018

Paolo Porelli Slip-cast earthenware, glaze 25cm H

Divinities + idols
Divinities + idols

Paolo Porelli 2018 Slip-cast earthenware, glaze, overglaze 25cm H

Divinities + idols
Divinities + idols

Paolo Porelli 2018 Slip-cast earthenware, glaze, in-glaze luster 25cm H

"Mint and silver clouds"
"Mint and silver clouds"

Paolo Porelli 2016 White earthenware, glaze, overglaze 36 x 13 x 12cm

Terra d'acqua
Terra d'acqua

Paolo Porelli Slip-cast terracotta, mixed media 60cm H

Divinities + idols 2018
Divinities + idols 2018

Paolo Porelli Slip-cast earthenware, glaze, overglaze 25cm H

"Boom"
"Boom"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Black stoneware with mixed media 61 x 37 x 12cm

"St George  and the dragon"
"St George and the dragon"

Paolo Porelli 2016 White earthenware with underglaze, overglaze 35 x 10 x 13cm

"Saleswoman"
"Saleswoman"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Brown and white stoneware 35,5, x 12 x 11cm

"Overwhelmed"
"Overwhelmed"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Black stoneware with mixed media 71,5 x 30 x 17cm

"Chinese Messenger"
"Chinese Messenger"

Paolo Porelli 2016 White earthenware with underglaze, overglaze 31 x 13 x 13,5cm

Guest to the convivium
Guest to the convivium

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta, mixed media 50 x 24 x 20cm

Fire Bearer 2015
Fire Bearer 2015

Paolo Porelli slipped terracotta, mixed media 160 x 88,5 x 64cm

Hunter
Hunter

Paolo Porelli, 2014 glazed stoneware 30 x 11,5 x 13cm

Pink Shout
Pink Shout

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped stoneware, mixed media 75 x 46 x 18cm ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Collection

Female Figure
Female Figure

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta with gouache, mixed media 97 x 38 x 37cm

Super
Super

Paolo Porelli, 2015 glazed stoneware 34,25 x 24 x 11,5cm

Urla rosa
Urla rosa

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta with gouache, mixed media 89 x 80 x 39cm

Excess
Excess

Paolo Porelli, 2011 slipped stoneware 66 x 30,5 x 25,5cm

Indian Idol
Indian Idol

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta 35 x 13 x 13,5cm

Absent
Absent

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta, mixed media 89,5 x 32 x 35cm

Juggler
Juggler

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta 35 x 12 x 12cm

Ball counter
Ball counter

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta 35 x 14,5 x 13cm

Material Attraction
Material Attraction

Paolo Porelli 2016, porcelain, 100 x 150cm. My entry in the I Porzellanbiennale in Meißen, July 2016.

"Fire-bearer"
"Fire-bearer"

Paolo Porelli 2014 slipped terracotta 160 x 68,5 x 84 cm

"Overwhelmed"
"Overwhelmed"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Black stoneware with mixed media 71,5 x 30 x 17cm

"Bush Figure"
"Bush Figure"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Stoneware with mixed media 61 x 20 x 20cm

"Pink Shout"
"Pink Shout"

Paolo Porelli 2014 slipped stoneware 29,5 x 18 x 7"

"Boom"
"Boom"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Black stoneware with mixed media 61 x 37 x 12cm

Mad Mother, Homage to Arturo Martini copy
Mad Mother, Homage to Arturo Martini copy

Paolo Porelli 2016 Black stoneware with mixed media 60 x 25,5 x 33cm

"Sappho"
"Sappho"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Stoneware with mixed media 62 x 25 x 28cm

"Root"
"Root"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Stoneware with mixed media 64 x 23 x 21cm

"Urla Rosa"
"Urla Rosa"

Paolo Porelli 2014 slipped terracotta 89 x 80 x 39cm

"Tongue Dance"
"Tongue Dance"

Paolo Porelli 2016 Yellow stoneware 64 x 27 x 19,5cm

Guest to the convivium
Guest to the convivium

Paolo Porelli, 2015 slipped terracotta and mixed media 50 x 24 x 20cm