• Image of Nicolas Deshayes, Composizione, 2018
  • Image of Nicolas Deshayes, Composizione, 2018
  • Image of Nicolas Deshayes, Composizione, 2018
  • Image of Nicolas Deshayes, Composizione, 2018
  • Image of Nicolas Deshayes, Composizione, 2018

Glazed ceramic with hand painting - each unique.
Size. 40.1 x 28 x 0.9 cm
Series of 12, accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate

Each ceramic work was hand-made by Deshayes in a town in the province of Venice that specialises in the production of ornamental platters: Bacchanal vessels that are exuberantly clad with dripping fruit, vegetables, and fish. Composizione features an arrangement of octopus tentacles laid out on a piece of cloth. A cross between a chef's chopping board, Assyrian relief, musical score, and 'Shui-mo' drawing.

The edition is part of an ongoing series by Deshayes featuring octopus as a motif to explore the materiality of malleability, slipperiness, desire, petroleum extraction and the 'below-surface'.

*Remember, if you are a member of one of our contemporary circles as a supporter of Nottingham Contemporary you received 10% off all limited editions.