Hand-painted ceramic jug

Hand-painting: Ruco
Product and packaging design: Base/34
Wooden box screen print: 56Fili

Jug: 19 x 13 cm
Box: 24,5 x 20 x 18, 5 cm

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Artist info


Ruco was born in Rome in 1991 and he has been drawing since he can remember. During high school, he began to take an interest in the world of tattooing and approached this job as soon as he finished school. Ruco began tattooing in 2012 in Florence, while studying Art Printing Techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts and he began receiving invitations as a guest in several studios around the world: Mexico, Israel, Honk Hong... His figurative style is the result of numerous influences from the most different fields. The main thread is related to the taste for the grotesque. Passionate about masks, he made them a source of research, producing them by hand. In addition to his own tattoo studio in the heart of Rome, Ruco pursues his other passions in a small private studio where he finds his space to create masks and costumes, model clay, paint, and so on. In 2018 Ruco brought out the research project related to the theme of the tattoo ritual "STILLIFE BRÜCKE" in collaboration with Servadio: 4-handed sessions in which the surrounding environment becomes the subject of the tattoo, whether it is a predefined and static composition or a changing and dynamic situation. In this way, the subject is not previously decided nor born from the imagination of the artists but represents what you have in front of your eyes during the ritual. Ph. Credits: Shyla Nicodemi

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The synergies created within the Varsi Lab have been the engine behind the collaboration born between Base/34 and Ruco.

In the “Grotesque” project, the visions and skills of the design studio and the ones of the Italian artist and tattoo artist merge, reinterpreting together an object that has always been part of everyone’s everyday life: the jug.

Base/34 designed a series of ceramic jugs that have been hand-painted by Ruco and inspired by illustrations and prints of Italian folk art declined through its characteristic masks.

Each jug comes in a box designed and assembled by Base/34 and silkscreened by 56Fili.

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