NATURE – SOUL – MASTERY
SONIA MARCACCI | BRONZE INSTALLATION
APRIL – OCTOBER 2018
Velathri Art Gallery | Piazza Sant’Agostino | San Gimignano
ANNALIA AMEDEO CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Annalia Amedeo was born in Naples and now lives and works in Rome. She studied in Florence as a restorer and for many years remained in this field collaborating on works with public and private buildings including Il Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and the Archaeological Museum of Naples, before dedicating herself to personal artistic research in 2011. She works in porcelain, choosing the finest materials, oxides and metal salts. She is inspired by nature and by the classical world, from antiquity to baroque, which she reworks drawing on contemporary models and suggestions. She is endlessly researching the deep harmony with nature while at the same time investigating the essence of the human condition in its most intimate aspects, its suffering and metamorphosis and the possibility of evolution and change. The artist expresses herself through an intrinsically fragile though durable material, which requires constant care and attention. She has participated in many personal and collective exhibitions, events and awards dedicated to artistic ceramics.
SONIA MARCACCI BRONZE INSTALLATION
Sonia Marcacci was born in Pisa and now lives and works in the countryside of Casole d’Elsa. She gained in 1989 the goldsmith’s qualification from the Tuscany Region. In 1996 she graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, in Milan. A year later she founded the company ‘Prototype’ in Milan, and by 2004 was creating jewellery based on experimentation and the modeling of new shapes with the ductile and pliable materials silver and bronze, enriched with hard and semi-precious stones or wood. Upon returning to Tuscany, after various experiences in 3D processing and her daily life living in contact with nature, she became motivated anew. A part of her work dedicated to nature, is R/RdSV Serie (Revaluation of Vegetable Waste), the presentation of the green parts of tomato or garlic plants in Vegetable and in Bronze, unique pieces in free composition with the aim of making ‘desirable’ what is normally discarded.
OLGA NIESCIER PAINTING
Olga Niescier, is a Polish born artist, designer and curator. She obtained her master’s degree in Fine Arts and Fashion Design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and in Fashion Design at the Polimoda Institute in Florence. Olga has pursued intense artistic activity since 2001, integrating art and design: painting, fashion, interior decor, photography, graphics and theatre. Since 2013 Niescier has regularly exhibited her artworks in some of the most charming locations in Tuscany: Florence, Bagno Vignoni, Pietrasanta and San Gimignano, where Olga lives and creates. Niescier’s painting work is a meditative exploration of nature’s structures and rhythms, an insight into botanical micro-universes, a personal encounter with Zen and abstract expressionism.
LOCATION & INFORMATION:
Via Marconi 19 (Piazza Sant’Agostino) & Via Cellolese, 3/d