Andy Nasisse

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Artist: Andy Nasisse
Title: Jar
Artist: Andy Nasisse
Through his anthology of techniques and processes, Nasisse harnesses, exposes and extends texture naturally planted within his clay. His figural depiction, or “mythic images”, provide a canvas for meditations upon the human condition and a narrative that remains automatic, the clay allowed to find a form spontaneously in an infrastructure of chance event and reoccurring pattern. ‘Jar’ retains Nasisse’s signature figurative expression, the character as recognisably his as a cartoonist’s might be. A female form finds its sexuality defined and viewers’ eyes drawn in by such a spare use of color. The cracked skin, strange shell-like hat or lid, and gnarled coral form of a second, more complete form suggesting sea or lizard-like incrustation.