- The plasticity of the material always fascinated me, that through the action of fire is “frozen” in time -
Yola Vale was born in Espinho, Portugal in 1975. Graduated in Sculpture, has dedicated her work to contemporary ceramics since 2001. Live and work in Sobreira Formosa.
Yola Vale specialized in Raku - For the artist, there is something sacred and timeless within this technic.
By 2013, the artist's work is witnessing an esthetic and philosophical shift. Yola Vale designs a series of large format murals, entitled "Suspended Fragments". Excluding the figurative registers and putting aside the traditional formats of ceramic panels, the artist creates organic and geometrized surfaces.
Yola Vale elaborates simple forms, organize them like modular sequences with sensitivity and rhythms, creates unexpected voids, breaks and tears the substance and tries to define a new language in the way of producing and understand the ceramic index. Its starting points are the most varied as possible, seeking inspiration on voyages or simply in the nature. She worries about real-world problems, reflecting and seeking to materialize his doubts and concerns in her own work.