Accentuations and Deformations: White Sculptures by Andrea Bucci

Andrea Bucci

The sculptures of Italian artist Andrea Bucci (born 1966) depict “normal” things – stormy seas, the human body, plants, fruits – all with certain accentuations or deformations. The whole purpose is to create artwork – personages and situations that seem as though they have come out of a book of poetry, not out of a kiln.

Working both in clay and bronze in small and monumental sizes, Andrea has been a professional artist since 1986. He gets a lot of his inspiration from music, particularly Bach, the Baroque in general and the Romanticism of Schubert. His favorite movie is Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975).  In his own realm of sculpture, the artist admires the masters of Renaissance like Donatello, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna, Luca della Robbia, Desiderio da Settignano. As for the painters, it’s Leonardo and Botticelli.

On his process, the artist writes: “I don’t have a specific theme or project that I explore in my work. I rarely start a new piece with a precise idea, instead I like to put myself face to face with a piece of clay and start a sort of conversation/fight. The result is pretty often unpredictable. It is not the subject itself that matters but the achievement of a particular state of mind during the act of creation.

“There are several stages of the work. The most important phase is the initial moulding in which the lines, curves and the movement are crystallised in clay. From that moment on, it is just a matter of purifying the idea from the excess of the matter. The light also plays a very important role in the process, as it gives me the coordinates to use my tools and shows me what to remove.”

Andrea Bucci actively participates in the Italian artistic life. He maintains his own gallery in Lucca, Tuscany. His first foreign exhibition was held in 2000 in Montreal, Canada, with the sponsorship of the Institute of Italian Culture. Since then, his works have travelled all over the world.

Links: Website (www.bucci-art.com) | Saatchi Art (www.saatchiart.com/Bucci) | Facebook (www.facebook.com/bucciartgallery)

Images used with permission.

 

Joker

 

Metamorfosi

 

Der Fliegende Hollander

 

Tongue

 

Storm III

 

Time

 

The River of Life

 

Supermind

 

Angel

 

The Lark Ascending

 

Pear

 

Superlight

 

Storm III

 

Sofia

 

Motherhood

 

Uomo Transcendentale

 

Ermafrodita

 

Fly like an Eagle

 

 


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