Livio Scarpella

Works

Present in our gallery since 2016.

[...] Livio Scarpella as Schmidlin, using polychrome terracotta to illustrate his conscience of the inseparable unity between the dazzling beauty and existential melancholy, between wild strength and complete immobility,between eroticism, more show off than lived, and the algid detachment from contingent reality. Finally, attracted by the infinite possibilities of the decorative arts, the artist has created a sort of review of busts-reliquaries of tradition baroque and late baroque, with the different materials like the gilded bronze, malachite and onyx, embossed copper and silver, pearls, crystals , corals and geodes, depicting the faces of children and little fauns, veiled faces, in a kind of collection of wonders. [...] taken from ValerioTerraroli Premio Fondazione Durini, Milano - Parlamento Europeo Strasburgo - Museo Arte Contemp. Di Shangai e Taipey, Cina - Acquisizione opere collezione Senato della Repubblica Italiana, Palazzo Madama, Roma, Italia - Premio Bienn. Paesi del Mediterraneo, Alessandria d'Egitto, Egitto - Biennale di Venezia, Pad. Italia - Festival dei 2 Mondi, Spoleto - Commissione da parte dello StatoItaliano per due sculture per la Cattedrale di Noto, Sicilia, Italia - Ambasciata di Spagna presso la Santa Sede, Roma, Italia