Ron Nagle



Pastafairian, 2013
Pastafairian, 2013
mixed media
12 x 13,9 x 10,1 cm
4.75 x 5.5 x 4 in.

The Gold Shoulder, 2013
The Gold Shoulder, 2013
mixed media
7,6 x 19 x 10,1 cm
3 x 7.5 x 4 in.

Singlehand Sandy, 2013
Singlehand Sandy, 2013
mixed media
12,7 x 12,7 x 12,7 cm
4.25 x 7 x 5.25 in.

Nottaciabatta, 2013
Nottaciabatta, 2013
mixed media
12,7 x 12,7 x 12,7 cm
5 x 5 x 5 in.

Commander and Chef, 2013
Commander and Chef, 2013
mixed media
13,9 x 20,3 x 8,2 cm
5.5 x 8 x 3.25 in.

Dicktator, 2013
Dicktator, 2013
mixed media
9,5 x 15,2 x 9,5 cm
7 x 7.5 x 3 in.

Missile Tow, 2013
Missile Tow, 2013
mixed media
13,3 x 15,8 x 12,7 cm
5.25 x 6.25 x 5 in.

King Kobbler, 2013
King Kobbler, 2013
mixed media
9,5 x 15,2 x 9,5 cm
3.75 x 6 x 3.75 in.

PM Dom, 2013
PM Dom, 2013
mixed media
17,7 x 12,7 x 10,1 cm
7 x 5 x 4 in.

Grandfather Figure, 2013
Grandfather Figure, 2013
mixed media
6,3 x 15,8 x 13,3 cm
2,5 x 6.25 x 5.25 in.

Umoo Chu Moo, 2013
Umoo Chu Moo, 2013
mixed media
16,5 x 15,8 x 11,4 cm
6.5 x 6.25 x 4.5 in.

Stink Line, 2013
Stink Line, 2013
mixed media
19 x 15,2 x 8,2 cm
6 x 6.25 x 2.25 in.

Coitis Mortis, 2013
Coitis Mortis, 2013
mixed media
19 x 15,2 x 8,2 cm
7.5 x 6 x 3.25 in.

Leg of Limb, 2013
Leg of Limb, 2013
mixed media
17,5 x 12 x 7 cm
6.88 x 4.75 x 2.75 in.

Confirmed Spinster, 2013
Confirmed Spinster, 2013
mixed media
14 x 15,3 x 8,3 cm
5.5 x 6 x 3.37 in

Seminole Figure, 2012
Seminole Figure, 2012
mixed media
24,7 x 10,7 x 8,2 cm
9.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 in

Sosumo, 2012
Sosumo, 2012
mixed media
7,6 x 17,7 x 8,2 cm
3 x 7 x 3,3 in.

Babe Magnate, 2012
Babe Magnate, 2012
mixed media
26 x 13,3 x 6,9 cm
10,3 x 5,3 x 2,8 in.

Elder Nook, 2012
Elder Nook, 2012
mixed media
12 x 9,5 x 9,5 cm
4.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 in




Born in San Francisco, California, in 1939


Ron Nagle makes small compositions of mysterious forms that invite contemplation and intense study and which defy and encompass traditional boundaries between ceramics, sculpture, and painting. Nagle is part of the Abstract Expressionist Ceramics movement led by Peter Voulkos.
Freely mixing clay with other techniques, his inspirations are as diverse as the origins of his artworks’ titles. His condensed pieces are highly evocative, evoking a range of emotional responses from sheer eroticism to visceral discomfort. Intertwining vices, the vocabularies of gluttony and lust easily mingle in describing Nagle’s dribbling bright and luscious drips of enamel, iridescent, pastel, and velvety surfaces, spilling holes, perforations, and folds. Each of his little sculpted clay objects are fragments of a small world, a miniature scene on which a small event has been captured. Every  little piece by Nagle tells a long story.