The face of “Lapo”, outlined with incisive, and sculpture-sphere character “man in the ball,” express the moments of the speech and language Osvaldo Moi who, after participating in the Italy Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 54 the “Castilla” of Saluzzo, landed at the Sala Nervi Turin Exhibition, invited by Vittorio Sgarbi, the broad and multifaceted closing of the Biennale 2011.
The language of Moi runs between irony and intensity of the form, figurative and emotional tension between synthesis and conceptual, in a continuous and never-ending search for a proper and indisputable expressive dimension.
Painting and sculpture are the aspects of a dialogue that never loses sight of the reality, modern society, the value of man and the relationship with the environment, matter, the atmosphere.
There is the experience of Moi a vital and vibrant interpretation of its own time, according to the rhythms of a “writing” for images and sensations that always belongs to him, while we feel the sense of an overview
lucidly defined in space.
Journalist and art critic, The Turin RELEASE
Dr.. Angel Mistrangelo
THE ESSENCE OF THE FORM
The path through Osvaldo Moi is identified with a continuous, thoughtful, passionate adherence to the sculpture as a means to convey emotions, feelings, experiences.
Author of the bronze group dedicated to “those who fell in Nasiriyah” placed in the Piazza d’Armi at Turin, the artist has resulted in a search where form and matter, insight and irony, come together to “build” a playful rhythms shaped by related all’escargot “Cheops” and the big hand and pop zebra “First.”
These two recent testimonials represent a varied season of Moi, in that its progress marked by a sculpture that “occupies” the space and give it life and, simultaneously, creating a direct relationship with the environment.
Works only on a broader scale figural, to convey the sense of an inner desire to entrust to a hand-chair of the pyramid-escargot or the deep interest in everyday life revisited with rigor and creativity.
His speech, therefore, the result of a process that from time to time representation, document, story of a lifetime.
Journalist and art critic, The Turin RELEASE
Angelo Mistrangelo September 2011
Turin, August 11, 2006
A SCULPTURE FOR THE FALLEN OF NASSIRIYA
The tragic attack in Nasiriyah, the Italian contingent in Iraq, with at least 19 dead, has been interpreted artistically by Osvaldo Moi with a sculpture made in Sarajevo, using Oak wood in the Balkans.
The work is the result of a personal elaboration of figures, the desire to communicate the deep pain felt at the news of an essential ‘construction’ of the complex.
In particular, it underscores the commitment of Osvaldo Moi, who, though not professional sculptor was able to outline the harmony of the images close to each other in a harmonious and poetic representation.
First Marshal helicopter pilot, Moi was the image of the army for 14 years, while in 1988 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a soldier of the UN peacekeepers.
His interest in sculpture dates back to the years of elementary school and at the same time, he found his sister Maria Dolores, an artist, a basic guide.
The experience in the field of art is characterized by a series of works presented at events organized in Rivoli (Turin) and Pinzolo Bocenago (TN), where he held an exhibition in collaboration with disabled children dell’ANFASS Tione ( TN).
The trophies for the 24 hours of Mountain Pinzolo Bocenago Bick d, the bronze “Olympic-wheel From the Moon”, the tapir wooden “Strip the News’, are just as many moments of Moi who founded the Humanitarian Association Tuttiartisti .
The statue for the fallen in Nasiriyah (h.120, L.110, p.45) has been cast in bronze in two copies: one is positioned within the Viale Viale IV Novembre Maximum Ficuciello-in area to Novara; the second can be seen in Piazza d’Armi at Turin.
The wood carving assumes, therefore, a moral and symbolic value, a testament to the grief of humanity, a striking
formal feedback, where the plastic molded suggests a key to the event.
For these reasons it is possible to envisage an assessment between 15 and 20 thousand euros.
I got to know the passion of Osvaldo Moi when he was contacted to participate in a humanitarian of the many initiatives that leverage its cultural eclecticism, he offered me and which I willingly joined. Today I come to know, pleasantly, another aspect of this eclecticism, that his desire to mold the material that, as he himself admits, something is probably derived from the deep, ancestral and childhood. How can we not see, in fact, in the manner that he presents in his exhibition in Paris, the traces of this “childish” passion, of undoubted sensitivity with which he interprets in a dynamic way the materiality of sculpture. A movement of the rounded lines of anatomical references and geometric, which create a joyful, in my opinion, just like children’s games is no stranger to the voice of a certain joy. Enjoyable and vital, therefore, as the enthusiasm that the author is able to express very ethical in the attention his work in the humanitarian field, I am sure that these sculptures will express these qualities to the visitors of Paris, for which I wish to Osvaldo Moi, the best success.
Osvaldo and ‘crazy. I asked this question when I was asked by him, a willingness to write some impressions, which would accompany the presentation of his exhibition. An art critic, a scholar, a journalist might, with skill and elegance to find the right words to emphasize the artistic commitment, the representational capacities and whatever belongs to the universe of creativity and poetry. But ask me, a mere actor, a comedian and I ‘seemed like a folly. I, however, questioned at length about what can push a man like Oswald, technologically scary to drive cars, and in extreme situations where ‘required the utmost clarity and rationalism, and with the same determination to give artistic life to matter, the result of a ethereal and sensitive creativity. Madness, but in its most high, more poetic, more “Shakespearean” in which the Fool and ‘on the magic of understanding, of seeing what’ that humans do not understand and do not see. The movement, harmony irony also make a mockery of the world disfigured figures, in a slow transformation from object to subject, without shame or formalisms. A slow but steady trend of transformation, change, imperfection to disconoscenza, provocation then the hall clear non-compliance to the license of madness. That madness, if only it were minimally interpreted, would save the world that many “healthy” helping to destroy.
Massimo Ghini actor
everyone has a way of life, there are particular people who can claim, they do so with humility wrapped as in the case of the sculptor Oswald Moi, an artistic journey.
What would we see is her: full of sensuality and lightness, play childish mind lively, humorous and charming.
Sinuous lines that move in space, ambiguous. It’s a nose or a woman, we are in 1988, moving legs dancing on a stage made of an ideal air, “Nasini bronze” remember little flamingos that enjoy the heat of the sun and the cool water. Air and water, air and water is a “Penguin” in 1995, consisting of small petals bronze and aluminum, is no longer vanishes, but the penguin is his soul that evolves and changes. A fun game of ancient times, memory of that romantic past and difficult present in adults and children today than yesterday.
The years we spend in 2005 the life experiences they mature artist but his mark is ever present. Born, ‘”Olympic” 60 cm of harmony, the same Oswald Moi writes, “the moon and earth,” among them is the great and important man, who shows his strength and agility. Work in motion that is continued by the cyclist, is one with his bicycle has no beginning and no end, ‘”Infinity” in 2006.
Our chimney among the works of the late Oswald Moi is the irony becomes stronger, the audacity of the artist shows off in front of everyone “Escargot” in 2007 one of the last works representative of the exposure.
His work is starting now infinite and showcases.
The contrast of the cold warmth of wood with brass have made the journey exciting and enjoyable.
II “existential dynamism” in the works of Osvaldo Moi
by Paola Simona Tesio
This is the beyond the main element that characterizes the work of artistic Osvaldo Moi. That in addition to be understood not only as the overcoming, but nell’accezione of Nietzschean “Übermensch”, as a further stage of the condition of the individual, as well as the word was interpreted philosophically in recent times. Moreover, the existence of this artist is characterized by a continuous momentum, evident not only in his life “in the heavens” spent as a helicopter pilot in the Army, where he held professional positions of high responsibility, but also in its dynamic creative .
Self-taught sculptor who creates his own personal poetics characterized as “existential dynamism” evident in the work “the man who crosses the bubble”, in which the human being is wrapped, but not imprisoned, by a resilient material. It is a metaphor of an imaginary, or real, provided however that can be “over-passed”. One senses this metamorphosis in the vision of the limbs of the body emerging from “closing” spherical. The rest is in the innermost chords of man can rise, to redeem himself, to change.
Due to the same issue is the elaborate pictorial portrait in which a little boy swimming underwater locked in a fishbowl, like those in which usually exhibit freshwater fish. Interesting raid of gouache and graphite that penetrating in a peculiar technique, gives transparency to the tactility of reality. We are again in front of a human subject which tends to unfold and yearns to emerge. It almost seems that in these conceptions there is a desire to suppress that part of the subject that is somewhat encumbered, entangled, as a kind of existential bondage.
In the matter shaped by Osvaldo Moi forms they are charged with a voltage sensitive and harmonious at the same time, able to remain pure active ingredient, energy immortal. Ethereal and sublime is the woman who crosses the space, which is also a shining emblem of this feeling.
Then there are the many sculptures of snails, the meaning of which refers to ancestral spirals, depicted since ancient times on the walls of the rocks. In this case, however, the slug undergoes a “mutation”; the body turns in the hand that takes the apparent posture of an ironic gesture, while the shell is characterized of innovative forms that vary according to the particular connotation: the facets of the diamond, clear or made more austere use of chromaticism dark , those conceptually reminiscent of texure poorest. Here the different texture of the bronze is stratified in a shell that evokes visual and tactile texture of jute, or the fullness of a city, which is also wrapped in a spiral, ending in the closure of a buckle. The escargot lightning carries on its back a singular element that evokes crumpled tissue, dominated in the lower part by the presence of a zipper. Despite the multiple interpretations that assume this anthropomorphic figure, it is also due to a more intimate approach to life, where you can read the condition of man struggling with the burden of life, experiential and characteristic of his individuality.
Among other sculptures are significant the multiple representations dedicated to sports, in which the artist is able to bring out an intense dynamism, as well as a deep social reflection, also evident in “From the wheel to the Moon.” Also noteworthy is that the sport is another biographical subsisting in the work of artistic Moi, who embodies quell’élan vital, momentum, momentum, typical of going beyond, inherent in the soul of this talented investigator.
The raid and the transformation of the body elements is done in bold reflections like “Arise and Walk” in which the explicit biblical reference is expressed in sculptural form. Nose, foot and fist become one and underlie a risvegliamento sense.
Some works are true objects of design, such as “La Carla”, wooden chair of human appearance that assumes a surrealistic deformation.
Ideation fiberglass shaped like a nut, seal a combination of luck, fate, gambling, luck, but there is always the element of man, hidden under guise anthropomorphic.
High social value is the statue dedicated to the fallen of Nassiriya where the study was performed in Sarajevo, using oak Balkans, valuable raw material considered sacred by the ancient Romans, Celts and Greeks. Work, which plays an invaluable moral and symbolic, which were subsequently drawn ideations three monumental bronze placed in the prestigious city of Turin and Novara and in the municipality of Pianezza.
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “Man is a rope stretched between the brute and the Superman; a rope over an abyss. A dangerous to go beyond, to be in a dangerous way, a dangerous looking back, a dangerous shuddering and stopping. What is great in man is to be a bridge and not a purpose: what you can love in man is that it is a step and a sunset. ” Thus Spake Zarathustra.
sculpture as ornament We do not know if after these years of fratricidal wars, the attacks on freedom and violated things will change: we live in a society that often does not have time to verify the truth and lies, fantasies, and real stories more or less believable, and sometimes you find yourself doing a mixture of right and wrong, between proved and unprovable. Some people with special communication skills, able to transform this “climate” in fashion, trends, and sometimes even visual art. And ‘the case of Osvaldo Moi that it finds in your toolbox the right tools to face the reality that surrounds him, he moves on another ground, that of sculpture with which it bears witness, describes, and often expressed, why not? , likes to shape a space that comes to life in his hands. Moi, in fact, the sculpture is intended as a monumental decoration, compared with the urban environment – such as the Memorial of Nasiriyah, made of three pieces, placed in Novara, in the area to, in Turin in Piazza d ‘Weapons and Pianezza in Peace Park – both as pure ornament, such as the number of Petits nez, or Escargot. In both cases, however, these moments of research, where the rhythmic arrangement of volumes never gives rise to a complex composition: it is involved in the continuous alternation of voids and solids, of concreteness and abstraction, realism and imagination, in a movement that responds very well to the need for discovery and illusion inherent in each of us. It ‘a passion, that of Moi for the sculpture, which has its roots early in adolescence, going through a life full of experiences in fields as diverse from each of which drew a good education must be transported in material processing. And maybe that’s why his work conquers the eye and the emotions of the viewer, which is stimulated thoughts and observations. Shapes, colors, sinuosity, allusions, who knows how to be pleasant and innocent games, often fill the space around the cheerful vitality. On plastic surfaces appear obvious signs of love for the manipulation of matter, which provides for the autonomy of form, modeled on the rigors of linearity, which is almost totally excluded the weight of the mass and gravity, to leave the field structures when even the expressive angularity generate force. The construction work is not born from the contemplation of the objective, but rather by the transfer to it of an emotional charge that comes from a deep need to do. The sculpture can be, in fact, a way of looking to jump in or out, to speculate on the nature of space and time or get into it. Moi chooses the second path, revealing, disclosing and using the form to allow light to retain the fleeting moment of a particular matter and give a form that is released into the environment and give it life.
Marilina Dott.ssa Di Cataldo Art critic, February 2010
ART IN MOTION OF OSVALDO MOI
If you look at the work of Osvaldo Moi, who was born in 1961 in Silius, in the province of Cagliari, but who for years has chosen the province of Turin as the ideal place for himself and his family, one is certainly bewildered by the feeling of movement, of life, which transmits or some of his sculptures on the one hand, and attention to detail on the other. But let’s step back, because there is an answer to both questions. Oswald does not look like Moi closed the mysterious artist in his studio, but it is, indeed, vital, with many projects and eager to talk about them. In Turin you can appreciate, near Piazza d’Armi, sculpture dedicated to the 19 who died in Nasiriyah, as well as in Novara. To begin to understand truly the work of this extraordinary artist, who sculpts cast, does not prepare sketches, drawing sketches on the edge piece that is working, but “usually the project I have it in mind, I only remove” must go to one of the galleries where she exhibits her work, not the Permant Gallery of Turin, Via Montemagno 37, to begin with. It will be an opportunity to discover how the artist’s favorite materials are wood and bronze, but the desire to put in play, the fact that creativity is a challenge especially with himself inside, then we will find that working with different materials in his search for the perfect piece of sculpture that speaks. Turning to the gallery you will find The cyclist, where the idea of movement and curves blend with a minimum of care, the almost invisible. The feet of the rider pedaling wheels become, in an infinite loop. Perhaps it is the turbulent life of the artist to make his work so vital, it is clear who has made at least thirty-eight different jobs, cook and waiter, painter and photographer, lifts and surveyor. A person who is not able to be with our hands, also because he was a child, if you have a pencil, a penknife prefer to remove a coin and use the knife to carve the pencil. Already in elementary sculpted, then the wood. It is not difficult to be fascinated by the works of this sculptor, who as a hobby draws in pencil, and a lot of French galleries, very sensitive to contemporary art, who bet on his art, even in Paris. If the artist imagines an exhibition of art to Turin Lingotto near the walkway in the area of abandoned and decaying via Giordano Bruno, meanwhile, prepares to donate a work to the Pope in anticipation of his visit to Turin, during the ‘Exhibition of the Shroud, I am personally affected by the encounter with this artist, from the richness of expression and artistic works that has made its commitment and the human.
Silvia dott.ssa Dallo reporter, February 2010
Moved by curiosity, I went immediately to take a look and, I swear, I was very impressed. The series of escargot is simply brilliant, charming, ironic! Women, those who disappear or reappear sensual bodies beyond the wall, door or wall that is … are of extraordinary elegance. When one sees a work like this and want to have it at home I think I’ve passed the approval of the public! And then the series of hand … exciting. But I like all your works are sincere! Are ‘modern’ in the truest sense of the term:
give us an interpretation of everyday life through fragments of bodies, objects, portraits with an air of ironic and disillusioned!
Here, that’s all. It ‘just my modest thoughts
thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn about your art!
Journalist Stephanie Sirtori Telelombardia Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sebastiano Stranges Ellesmere August 26, 2010
Who is in front of a work of Osvaldo Moi immediately recognizes, this is a merit that touches the real artists; originality always in a cultural syntax of Italian art. What is most striking in the sculptures of Moi, is the pursuit of the movement, the rider becomes part intergrate his bicycle in an effort to speed and figure moves in a half circle with the tip raised up. It’s not just movement in space that is increasingly sought after Moi in the figures, is wanting at all costs to jump to other dimensions, especially climbing. The emblematic figure of the group of nineteen martyrs provides the absolute proof, these slender feet, consists of a group, giving a last look around, break off into the ethereal, as material losses. Yet in other works Moi, can give weight, body and texture to the material, when the strong hands in the gesture of giving, or with a clenched fist alone or supported by an arm and give the sensation of their presence, as if to demonstrate a role preciso.Per sculptors must first be good to be good designers, and here we discovered this incredible vein as a certain and stronger than a sculptor can represent the human figure. In drypoint portraits affects the immediacy of the sign, graceful style, but more of how the artist goes directly abhorring the conventions in the souls of those shows. Moi immediately able to grasp the essence representing the “character” would operate almost an X-ray of the soul. Many would say Guido Gozzano “reitti objects” that Moi is for pleasure, whether or snail horned beetles stylized, these objects still appear larval figures, from which the artist will later experiencing a finished work. Experience a lot Moi, research material quality and the ability to create this abstraction. A work that certainly affects not only the refined style, but for its originality, is the woman who crosses the wall. Harmonious classical style this woman has already slipped half into the wall, is going to another world, has already crossed half the threshold, safe, designed to overcome a strong impetus to a boundary between two worlds. Moi is an artist of the movement, looks for the test and involves the viewer of his works in this operation.
Sebastiano Stranges Ellesmere
Osvaldo Moi, who was born in 1961 in the province of Cagliari, for years has chosen the province of Turin as the ideal place for himself and his family.
Looking at his works is certainly bewildered by the feeling of movement, of life, that transmit some of his sculptures on the one hand, and attention to detail on the other. Oswald does not look like Moi closed the mysterious artist in his studio, but it is, indeed, vital, with many projects and eager to talk about them. In Turin you can appreciate, near Piazza d’Armi, sculpture dedicated to the 19 who died in Nasiriyah, as well as in Novara and Pianezza. To begin to understand truly the work of this extraordinary artist, one must go to one of the galleries where she exhibits her work, not the Permant Gallery of Turin, Via Montemagno 37. It will be an opportunity to discover how the artist’s favorite materials are wood and bronze, but the desire to put in play, the fact that creativity is a challenge especially with the inner self, then we will find that working with different materials in his search for the perfect piece of sculpture that speaks. With the same commitment, the same dedication, the same precision with which he drove his helicopter of the Italian Army, for twenty-two years in various operational contexts.
It is not difficult to be fascinated by the works of this sculptor, who as a hobby draws in pencil, and a lot of French galleries, very sensitive to contemporary art, who bet on his art. In Paris in permanent exhibits in prestigious gallery Nichido, at 61, Rue du Faubourg St. Honore. His works are permanently exhibited in the famous gallery also Bui Dung, in Saint Paul de Vence, in the Place de l’Eglise, 1. Even in Monaco you can admire the work of the artist, on permanent display in the gallery known Berrino, rue Basse, 19.
The plasticity of Moi is far from amateurish, then: lines fast, flowing, yet the cut. Original shapes, which are embossed the background with finality, but not without ironic, such as “Nasini provocateurs” in bronze. All in a line of Boccioni parentage, who, interpreted with the necessary autonomy, can not do him honor.
At this point there is that urge you to his site: www.osvaldomoi.it.
Pippo Della Monica reporter Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The sensuality and the girlish lightness of the work of Moi Mara Martellotta Osvaldo Moi, non-commissioned officer and helicopter pilot in the Italian army since the eighties, a native of the province of Cagliari, born in 1961, ties its name to the monument to the fallen in Nasiriyah, November IV visible in the course side of Piazza d’Armi in turin. It ‘was opened in the presence of the mayor of Turin, Sergio Chiamparino, 6 January 2006. This is not the only war memorial built by the sculptor of Nasiriyah. The first, in bronze, was in fact, opened in Novara, in Viale IV Novembre, sull’Allea, November 27, 2004, in the presence of Senator Vega and the town’s mayor, Massimo Giordano. The tragic attack in Nasiriyah, Iraq, the Italian contingent, which killed nineteen soldiers, has been interpreted artistically by Moi with a sculpture made in Sarajevo, using Oak wood in the Balkans. We are then born the bronze copies. The work that was created is the result of a personal elaboration of figures, as well as the desire to convey to the viewer the deep suffering endured by the news. Emerge images of men, holding on to each other, able to be a representation of choral and poetic. In the days immediately following the attack in Nasiriyah, in collaboration with Mr Joseph Gallo, Moi would write to the Philatelic Look to get a commemorative stamp depicting the statue of Balkan Oak and bronze monuments depicting the fall of Nasiriyah Moi has always demonstrated an artistic talent, which led him to venture into the field, in particular the sculpture, where he achieved significant results. His propensity for the sculpture was created in childhood, when, with just a boxcutter and then, with the innovative temperalapis, gave birth to the pencils from the most extravagant. His style has quickly distinguished himself as a simple and original at the same time, able to prioritize essential curves, uniting the love for detail. At first he inclined to make known his deeds, Moi, it was decided later to participate in the symposium of wood sculpture “Gouge”, from millennium, continuing participation until 2004. Here he has created in the direct subject of subjects assigned, managed to rank ninth on a seventy competitors in the first edition, and then qualify in the same position in the second edition. Hence the desire to share their artistic creations with the public, deciding to participate, in 2005, the group exhibition of painting and sculpture to Tione Tuttiartisti Humane Association at Trent, to be organized a solo show in October 2006, the Parisian gallery “Art Present” and, finally, to set up a permanent exhibition in the gallery Nichido, on the Rue Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris. A second permanent exhibition of the artist is set up in 2008 by Jung Bui Gallery on Place de l’Eglise, Saint Paul de Vence, a delightful village of the Cote d’Azur. The lines of works by Osvaldo Moi are sinuous and at the same time ambiguous. Celebrate their noses, or the “Nasini” in bronze, which resemble small flamingos, and his creations are the first, dating back to 1988, then the women’s legs moving on the stage dancing ideals made of air. The result of fusion of water and air is the famous “Penguin”, a work of ’95, made up of small petals bronze and aluminum, which vanishes. Around 2005, the artist creates’ s “Olympic”, sculpture sixty centimeters high, large and imposing man who shows his strength and agility. A very lively in the work of Moi is the irony, or rather self-deprecating humor, which led him to depict in his last name with a snail, the famous “Escargot”, became famous creation in 2007. One of his last works, apart from the sculpture “Shroud”, donated to the Pope’s visit Turin last May, is entitled “Genesis”, sculpture in wood of pine, with black granite base. Like many other sculptures by Moi, was made for humanitarian purposes, to support the project “Art for joy”, for research on childhood cancer of the Regina Margherita Hospital in Turin and Paris Necher.
Contemporary communicative Osvaldo Moi
The feelings that animate life told through the creations of Osvaldo Moi, poetic sculptures that encapsulate and personal development The sophisticated style in detail, the genius and creativity characterize the creations of Osvaldo Moi, a universe that is told through the materials that are formed and becomes the common language of emotions and feelings to share with those who admire the work itself. Each item represented drags its history through the depiction want to tell it to a wide audience that can understand how life goes on behind one of his many masterpieces. Art should not only be contemplated, but lived because the emotion that radiates becomes a precious memory to keep for themselves. Looking at these sculptures captures the energy that each of these releases, not just a piece of furniture to have around the house because it not only enriches and beautifies, but intoxicates those who admire vibrations. Through the brief interview that follows, we will have the opportunity to discover all the intricacies of the artistic universe Osvaldo Moi. Osvaldo Moi defines as his creations? Can I define the game of a grown boy, ironic, harmonious, and refined on the move. As the sculpture has changed his life and what is inspired? Sculpt, create with their hands is a gift from the gods, and the ability to create and give a breath of eternity on their creations and themselves is a divine act. Express themselves in art with the gift of the manual makes me feel very lucky and when I can, I try to give helpless infancy. I think the sculpture ever made me more thoughtful and balanced. I draw inspiration for my work from everything and anything, I get what I create in the mind with open eyes. For me, sculpting, carving engraving, drawing is like a reporter taking notes. My snails are the play of shadows and lights of my childhood. When people ask me a sculpture for a room, a lounge, a house, a sports event, a competition, I try to understand, analyze, understand nuances, aspects of the personality of the client or the event so that I can meet their expectations. What is its history before devoting himself entirely to sculpture? As a child I had never stopped, removed the blade to the primary of the first knives to carve wood veneers on pencils. I fear for the teachers and professors, for meetings with teachers or friends my father justified my pranks stressing that it was doing 100 and a thousand I think. I’ve always daydreamed and designed marchingenio or some other apparatus. In the 90 years I have invented, patented and marketed a pair of scissors for hairdressers. I could not stand still, and the curiosity in my life was my engine. Maybe in 80 years, the beginning of my career and military helicopter pilot, has put a brake on my inspiration and my paw. On one hand, economic stability and gave me the opportunity to devote myself to my two dreams visceral, cooking and carving. The flight, the sculpture and the kitchen have a common thread … harmony. What materials for his works and how choose? For a sculpture I believe that wood is excellence, smells, is still alive, is a note, moving up a gear to have my pieces. The bronze, aluminum, granite, plexiglass are the right touch of refinement. Each piece seems to ask her dress, her right material. Tell us what it represents for her THE MOON. In “The Moon” the man is one with a wheel running on a moon mentioned as a comma … a slice. The collection represents the genius and ambition of man, his constant race to his innovative dreams. From the wheel to the moon, the race inexorable evolution of man. What is art for you? Art is life, emotions, feelings … the sublimation of dreams. What are your clients? Designers, industrialists, politicians, actors, and just ordinary people who love to enjoy at home works fine, achievements that give the look and feel emotions. What do you see in your future projects? A workshop in Côte d’Azur and one in Turin in Piazza San Carlo, I imagine often sculpt or draw in a study in Cote d’Azur, in a studio in the village of Saint Paul de Vence in the atmosphere given to this town by the great Impressionists the last century. The presence of my work in major galleries and museums around the world, the Centre Pompidou, the British Museum, 5 in the Guggenheim, the MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Hermitage (St. Petersburg), etc.. Around the world to admire the jewels of the earth in the company of my wife Roberta.
Rosaria Di Prata January 3, 2011