Bronze and marble

… The awareness of the trade and the serene acceptance of the present reconcile the sculptor with the material and its needs; the particular choice of bronze, which implies an indirect relationship with the finished work, (…) is indicative of a solid mental training that is insensitive to the sirens of fashion and the easy tendencies. The phases of work, from the cast mould to the wax, until the melting and the finish, slacken the creative tension and indicate the old days of the bottega, or workshop, conjuring up generations of experience and alchemy’s secrets.

The figures are based on impossible centers of gravity, which however determine wonderful balances; bodies and objects appear suspended on a void made of grave but invisible substance, which exists and feels, which becomes a living space, atmospheric mobility, interior environments and open air.

 

Critical text by Gustavo Cuccini

Al balcone

cm 120 x 30 x h 147

2010

Amanti

cm 25 x 40 x h 51

2009

Chiara

cm 56 x 70 x h 58

2013

Fatou al balcone

cm 120 x 30 x h 147

2010

Festa paesana

cm 30 x 38 x h 58

2017

Figura seduta

cm 16 x 24 x h 43

2016

Il pareo

cm 61 x 74 x h 147

2010

Il sole del mattino

cm 80 x 34 x h 72

2014

L’amaca

cm 46 x 16 x h 24

2014

La pizzica

cm 62 x 65 x h 114

2008

Lottatori

cm 49 x 60 x h 49

1992

Martina dopo il bagno

cm 92 x 58 x h 123

2012

Miraggio nel deserto

cm 37 x 22 x h 72

2008

Salto della cavallina

cm 32 x 23 x h 50

2013

Sull’amaca

cm 40 x 19 x h 39

2015