Gareth Mason, ‘Nefertiti’, 2009-2014, Jason Jacques Gallery
Gareth Mason, ‘Nefertiti’, 2009-2014, Jason Jacques Gallery
Gareth Mason, ‘Nefertiti’, 2009-2014, Jason Jacques Gallery
Gareth Mason, ‘Nefertiti’, 2009-2014, Jason Jacques Gallery

This vase made between 2009 and 2014 makes the ancient Egyptian ruler Nefertiti its central subject. The title gives a figurative dimension to this vase, whose shape then evokes that of a bust. The combination of black, gold, bluish and off-white tones emphasizes the anthropomorphic dimension of the vase.

About Gareth Mason

“The best art,” Gareth Mason has said, “irrespective of the discipline, is felt first and reasoned later.” As one of Britain’s most individual ceramists, Mason strives to reveal the mysteries of creation and the humanity of the artist himself. He is known for his ceramic jars, which are constructed through an unconventional and improvisational approach; in a metamorphic process that often spans several years, Mason’s hand-thrown jars undergo multiple firings, glazings, and the addition of various materials (scraps such as gravel from the Victorian slate industry or waste scavenged from the Thames River). The resulting work—avant-garde forms likened to small cosmic explosions—are unrivaled in their richness of color, texture, and density.

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