Artist in Tune – Tatu’s decorative ceramics

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If we go through the history of handmade ceramics in every corner of the world, we will see the predominance of classic shapes in vases and jugs , even with decorative reliefs. At that moment, it was up to artistic painting to differentiate utilitarian objects. However, when the understanding of the creative process itself was seen as art, the forms gained more freedom, privileging the structure as decoration.

This protagonism of form is present in the masks , vases , sculptures and brown ceramic vases developed by the plastic artist Diego Rabello Rocha, Tatu . And that's what turns them into unique works of art to personalize interiors.

Born in Piracicaba and based in Florianópolis, Tatu began his artistic career in 2005, when he had his first experience with clay and transformed it into tableware and utilitarian art, materializing his ideas and the deepest inspirations of his being.

Creative process: mentors, techniques and raw materials

Clay, wood and metal anchor the connection with ancestry in Tatu's ceramics.

Paula Unger and José Kinceler were Tatu 's great mentors. The circular shapes of Paula's decorative and utilitarian objects and José's artistic bias guided the Brazilian artist who took a more innovative approach to his creations. The rustic style of the Canabarro pottery, painted with cane, also guided the perspective adopted by the ceramist, which highlights the natural brown color of the clay.

The raw material was indicated as an important link between artist and ancestry . And this biblical creation reference from clay emerges as a powerful connection to his ancestors when he uses his hands to shape the clay. Maybe feeling the clay and making sense of it is your main technique or the one that best expresses your interior.

Inspiration in time: faces that connect past and future

The past connects to the future when ancestry materializes in pieces that are eternal.

    The three fundamental inspirations that permeate Diego Rabello Rocha's creations have a poetic essence and show the artist's sensitive eye. Even if in a subtle way, time, the first creative stimulus, integrates past and future in a meaningful way. The past time is felt in the lines of the faces that shape emotions in sculptures , masks and vases , eternalizing Tatu 's language.

    Rustic ceramics , the artist's means of expression, become legitimate contributions to make the future more beautiful and more connected with its roots.

    "Time is the main agent and engine of research. Both past time and future time."

    Diego Rabello Rocha

    Ancestral shapes and emotions in ceramic vases

    The features of the face are a mirror of emotions, themes that inspire Tatu's ceramics.

    The ancestry is felt in the creation process with clay, making it take on human forms and expressing its emotions. Very unique hands and faces , idealized from their ancestors, imprint personality and promote visual impact on what were simple domestic utilities , making them assume the position of statements in interior decoration.

    The colorful painting appears in clay and plaster sculptures as a symbol of their creation in progress, without taking the protagonism of the structure. Some pieces also feature bases and lifting supports in metal and wood, maintaining the rustic style of the raw material and giving the environment an even more exclusive touch.

    "I look for ancestry in the material I use. I think I manipulate my ancestors' bodies when I have my hands in the clay, and the form I produce will last for thousands of years."

    Diego Rabello Rocha

    Utilities such as art and expressiveness in home decor

    Tatu transforms vases into expressive sculptures, making the decoration exclusive.

      The personalized aesthetic of Tatu 's utilities goes beyond beauty and anchors more meaning to home decor. Ceramic vases with facesdecorative objects most expressive among the artist's works – highlight human emotions and establish a genuine connection with our interior. And it is because they speak so intimately to us that the sculptures make the decor more exciting and welcoming.

      The expressiveness of pottery is a reflection of the way the potter is also a teacher of feeling and observing things. In the pottery class, he assists other artists, who, like him, find in clay the way to materialize dreams. Among them is the desire to have a space to receive people and welcome them as their art does, in addition to producing more and exploring other universes.

      Some of them Tatu has already conquered and been recognized: he traveled to promote his work in other horizons, exhibited his art in exhibitions and now has some exclusive pieces available for sale at the Arte & Sintania online store – also found in the physical store if you want to feel the expressive beauty closer.


      Milene Sousa – Art & Tune

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      Arte Telúrica
      Arte Telúrica

      Não conhecia Arte e Sintonia, gostei muito dos trabalhos. parabéns.

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