Alessio Tasca abstract stoneware sculpture Italy 1960





Extraordinary zero sculpture designed by ceramic artist Alessio Tasca, manufactured in his own atelier in 36055 Nove, Italy 1960s. This absolutely stunning and nice sized sculpture has the appearance to be made by an artist from the Zero group. The sculpture has the shape of a honeycomb made of white glazed stoneware. The interesting shape of this sculpture makes this piece attract attention the moment you walk into it. The front and back of the sculpture are differently finished, although we are not sure what the front or back is, that’s a personal choice. The sculpture rests on a black high gloss painted wooden base and is fixed with metal pins. The sculpture has the original manufacturer’s mark and is signed with decal studio label to underside: Alessio Tasca 36055 Nove Italy. Sculpture is in excellent condition.


Alessio Tasca was a known ceramic artist, born in Nove in 1929. In April 1949 he took part in the first exhibition of his career, the V Italian Exhibition of Sacred Art for the Christian House at the Angelicum in Milan, where he exhibited a terracotta Annunciation. In 1951 his participation in the IX Triennale di Milano with the “earthy” and engraved dishes, chosen by Gio Ponti in one of his frequent trips to Nove, met with considerable success. In 1952 he participated for the first time in the Venice Biennale in the “Venice” Pavilion for the decorative arts, with vases and plate. He was also present at the following edition of the Venice Biennale, in 1954, presenting a majolica table and two trays with figures. In 1961 he left the Tasca Artigiani Ceramisti laboratory, opening his own atelier in via Roberti where he dedicated himself above all to shaping a cycle of unique large pieces, thus returning to actual sculpture. At the Venice Biennale in 1964, again in the Decorative Arts section, he was awarded the 1st Prize (ex aequo with Pompeo Pianezzola) for ceramics. At the Gubbio Biennial in 1966 he obtained the 1st Prize in the handicraft section for the Great shield in majolica.

Designer: Alessio Tasca
Type: Abstract sculpture
Manufacturer: Atelier Tasca
Year: 1960
Country: Italy
Materials: Glazed stoneware, wood
Condition: Very good
Height: 53 cm
Width: 50 cm
Depth: 26 cm
Item nr: F22JUN13

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Europe: € 100 - 200
Outside Europe: € 250 - 350

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