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A new beginning

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 08, 2018  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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On a September morning I had breakfast with my friend Laura Sechi in my favorite Café in town: the historical “Svizzero”. After having sipped a tasty coffee, we went to the nearby via Sassari where Laura and her business partner Rita are now setting up their restaurant.

Laura and Rita, both with very successful careers, have decided to change their job, embracing a new adventure. Great, isn’t it?! Particularly now that their kids have grown up. Rita always wanted to start her own business; Laura, a great cook and food blogger thanks to her well known “Cooking Laura” blog, had a great dream. She wanted to open her restaurant to do what she likes most: cooking.

A new beginning

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A few weeks later, Rita and Laura asked me to make a piece of art for their restaurant. Filled with happiness, I started thinking, designing and sketching an artwork that could fit the place, the spirit of the restaurant and its owners.

In a rainy afternoon, I invited them in my studio along with the designer that worked at the refurbishment of the place and I showed them the sketches of my proposal. The following day I was commissioned to create the artwork :).

A new beginning

In the making… in my studio

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Art in Porto Cervo Marina

By paolafalconi   /     Aug 20, 2018  /     Inspiring artists, Inspiring moments, My art

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Last weekend I went to Porto Cervo Marina to the vernissage of a collective exhibition in which I participated with a selection of six sculptures.

Left: Quiete and Silenzio. Right: Abbraccio and Untitled

 

I am very happy of having been involved in this exhibition in my beloved Gallura which, together with the whole of Sardinia, has always been a huge source of inspiration. The sky, the colours, the Mediterranean scrub vegetation, the rocks sculpted by the wind and the sea, the silences and the perfumes of my motherland which have inspired many sculptures I exposed. And seeing them in that context made me joyful because it seemed like as if they were at home.

Maestrale. Fiberglass and Polystirene. 200x150x200 cm

Maestrale. Fiberglass and Polystirene. 200x150x200 cm

In the small square of Porto Cervo Marina, other than the “Semi Verticali” made by Pinuccio Sciola, there are sculptures made by Alessandro Lobino, Chelita Riojas Zuckermann, Szymon Oltarzewsky and my “Maestrale” made of fiberglass. Close by, Immobilsarda’s offices host some artworks by Eliane Aerts, Massimo Golfieri, Adolfo Macciocco, Raphael Mazzucco, Jean Pierre Ramos and Licia Sanna, but also some sculptures made by me and other sculptors who exhibit outside in the little square. (more…)

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“Maestrale” Sculpture – Artrooms Fair Rome 2018

By paolafalconi   /     Mar 10, 2018  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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Participating in Artrooms Fair in Rome has been a rather enriching experience. I arrived in Rome on a Wednesday morning, after a snowfall which entirely covered the eternal city in white. At first, I was afraid that the snow could block the transportation of my sculpture but, with all the doubts flying away, I could not wait to open the box containing the sculpture to see if it was still intact.

Packing "Maestrale" in Cagliari

Packing “Maestrale” in Cagliari

Unpacking "Maestrale" in Rome

Unpacking “Maestrale” in Rome

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Arte Povera in New York

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 12, 2017  /     Inspiring artists, Inspiring moments

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I have been to New York last week with my husband for a short trip. Being an artists who lives in an island like Sardinia, it is sometimes necessary to take a plane and visit a big city to fill up the mind with new creative stimuli to take back home.

It has been an incredible and very intense trip, also because I have travelled alone with my husband for the first time after twenty years, without my children. A weird sensation, almost bewilderment, but after a while I was able to focus at the 100% on the reason of my trip: to immerse myself in modern and contemporary art.

At the MoMa I went to an exhibition of one of my favourite artists, Louise Burgeois, you must visit it! And finally at The Neue Galerie I have also seen  in great detail one of the greatest masterpieces of the 1900thThe woman in Gold, a Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer. The sensations I felt while calmly observing these artworks for as much time as necessary are really indescribable.

Anyways, I had been very positively surprised by the growing attention paid in New York for the Italian Arte Povera. Recently, maybe because it is the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the movement curated by Germano Celant, initiatives on the Arte Povera are flourishing. The biggest galleries in Manhattan are launching exhibitions with artworks of Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gilberto Zorio and others.

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An Intense Summer

By paolafalconi   /     Sep 01, 2017  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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When it comes to art, July and August have been very intense months for me.

I worked for the whole winter together with my curator Katy Carta on the realization of my monograph ‘’IN // Inspired by Nature’’ and, when it was finally ready, I considered important presenting it to my friends, acquaintances and art collectors in my city: Cagliari.

Presentation of the monograph at ‘The AB Gallery’

Presentation of the monograph at ‘The AB Factory’

The presentation of the monograph happened in mid-July in ‘The AB Factory’, along with the exposition of seven paintings and four sculptures, all representative of my artistic journey. (more…)

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