Giampaolo Bertozzi e Stefano Dal Monte Casoni are two contemporary artists from Imola working together in the field of ceramic art since 1980. Their work is characterized by pungent irony and great skill in the execution testifying their deep research in the ceramic technique deepened in the Experimental Centre for Research in Ceramics at Cooperativa di Imola.
The two artists collaborated with great artists like Arman and Alessandro Mendini, they experienced the design, realized great installation for buildings (Ditelo con i fiori – Imola Hospital) and exhibited in Europe and United States with the collaboration of important Galleries like Speone, Westwater and Cardi.
In the exhibition “Nothing is like it appears. May be” the irony is really biting and the images can appear shocking like the white monkey sitting on a little table in an upsetting atmosphere, or the vessel full of leftovers. Bertozzi & Casoni face cultural themes like the “pop art” (the Andy Warrol’s Brillo Box) expressing them through a refined and absolutely perfect ceramic technique. At the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza are exhibited the artists’ more recent works, among them Riflessioni sulla morte (thinking about death) and Scheletro con tagliaerba (skeleton with lawn-mower) showing silver life-size skeletons in dramatically perfect ceramic settings that express new possibility for the sculpture.