Moonlight Serenade // Champagne Sunrise // Fortune Favors the Bold from his series Crystals. prints, each 46.5 x 62.5″
Xavier Nuez’s family is from Spain; he was born in Montreal, and lives in Chicago. His Crystal Series are extreme close-up photographs of chinaware that he has re-glazed and repainted. He selects places that already have designs on them (usually floral). He then applies a crackle glaze and vibrant, colored paints, which give them extraordinary textures and colors. They are less than an inch across and are extremely fragile due to the unusual process. The tiny designs break down and flake away just days later, but with care, Nuez’s photographs allow their brief but beautiful lives to be captured forever.
For more of this incredible series, or to purchase your very own prints, visit his website! The link is below.
Fun Fact: Xavier Nuez also has his work featured in numerous public and corporate collections including the Illinois State Museum, the University of Richmond Museum in Virginia, the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Norfolk Southern Collection, the Vicente Fox Center Library and Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as the private collections of Mr. Danny DeVito and Ms. Angela Lansbury!