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Hylton Nel
Hylton Nel
SC 28 x 28,5 cm., 130 pp.
Stevenson / Fine Art 2003

This lavishly illustrated book on Hylton Nel and his work, jointly published by Michael Stevenson and the Fine Arts Society in London, includes a long and fascinating interview with Nel on his life and work. Nel describes himself as an 'artist-potter' which aptly refers to his interest in painted imagery as well as form and function. Over the past four decades he has developed a style of work that is rich in references to the decorative arts and literary and art historical sources. His plates, bowls, vases, plaques and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty - and sometimes poignant - line drawings and script.