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magma Sculpture

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United States

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Size: 15 W x 27 H x 9 D in

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The torso can be seen as the essence of the human body, where the heart and viscera are located, that's the reason why I'm so attracted to work on it. In this specific case this torso, magma, is part of a trilogy that related the human being to the basic material of the world: water, earth and fire that has its primordial origin in the magma. To create the effect of it I used different red pastels powder as a base, than I covered with graphite powder and shellac, like the lava that becomes black once it gets up at the surface, but it keeps an incandescent heart that burns everything.

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Sculpture:Plaster on Other

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15 W x 27 H x 9 D in

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My life is a puzzle of colors, sounds and smells that’s growing and taking shape through my wandering all over the world. Born in Italy in 1970 in a small city of the north surrounded by mountains and a middle European culture, I spent more than half of my life around the globe learning new way of life, of thinking and of interacting. My eyes got used to see and watch more and more faraway. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Albania, Uganda, Colombia, Niger, Brazil, Switzerland and New York, different part of the world where I spent part of my life, I built my experience and my background and I planted the seeds of my future art work. From 2009 to present time: New York A huge never-ending firework is crackling on this universal city where nothing stops. City-island, city-ship, city-fortress, New York with its amazing energy and intensity has welcome me from the very beginning pushing me to find my way and to open the dam of my inner life. A shine rainbow of colors, diversity and feeling is guiding me in my artwork, my favorite media is the ink, because of its power of color, its intensity and its immediacy …just like this inimitable city. The sculpture has been and is another step on the route of my discovery and I see the colored torsos as a natural consequence of it, the convergence point of my art. From 2005 to 2009: Switzerland Geneva, rich, serious, a Lady on the lake, with its huge Montblanc in the distance was not my dream. Coming from Brazil I was looking for colors, music, life. It took me some time to understand its charm of light colors and nuances, but at the same time I learned to look at small details, to feel the stillness and to get advantage from it. There I train myself to look, to observe, to listen at the silence, to let feelings deepening quietly. From 2002 t0 2005: Brazil I landed in Brasilia with the characters of Jorge Amado in my dreams and a lot of question and curiosity about this huge country in my mind. A lot of green, the color of the Big Forest, yellow, the color of the sun everywhere, the blue, boundless and intense like the sky in Brasilia, brown like the color of the skin of a part of its inhabitants the ones from which comes the rhythm and the sounds of its extraordinary music and dances. This unforgettable country putted me for the first time in front of my unconscious side with its sensuality and its liveliness, freeing my need of express and become myself.

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