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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.

Myself explaining "Spes" to a collector. Architect Ayllon taking a picture.

Myself explaining “Spes” to a collector. Architect Ayllon taking a picture.

Giancarlo Bracco, founder of Immobilsarda, and Sabrina la Leggia, curator of the exhibition, made a very good job in organizing the exhibition. Saturday’s vernissage brought a great number of collectors and art lovers with whom I had the privilege to share opinions while enjoying typical products of the island’s food and wine.

Sabrina La Leggia, curator of the exhibition, talking with Renzo Persico, President of the Consorzio Costa Smeralda

Sabrina La Leggia, curator of the exhibition, talking with Renzo Persico, President of the Consorzio Costa Smeralda

 

Giancarlo Bracco, president of Immobilsarda, organizer of the exhibition.

Giancarlo Bracco, president of Immobilsarda, organizer of the exhibition.

Rondò Veneziano Concert at the end of the exhibition

Rondò Veneziano Concert at the end of the exhibition

It has been a very nice weekend and the exhibition is on until the 9thof September, so if you pass by Gallura…don’t miss it!

 

Arte a Porto Cervo Marina

Questo fine settimana sono stata a Porto Cervo Marina al vernissage di una mostra collettiva alla quale ho partecipato con una selezione di sei sculture.

Sono molto felice di esser stata coinvolta in questa mostra nella mia adorata Gallura che, insieme alla Sardegna tutta, è sempre stata per me una grandissima fonte di ispirazione.

Il cielo, i colori, le piante della macchia, le rocce scolpite dal vento e dal mare, i silenzi e i profumi della mia terra hanno ispirato moltissimo le sculture che ho esposto. E vederle in quel contesto mi ha fatto gioire perché sembrava che fossero a casa.

Nella piazzetta di Porto Cervo Marina, oltre ai “Semi Verticali” di Pinuccio Sciola, ci sono sculture di Alessandro Lobino, Chelita Riojas Zuckermann, Szymon Oltarzewsky e il mio “Maestrale” in vetroresina. Poco distante gli uffici della Immobilsarda ospitano le opere di Eliane Aerts, Massimo Golfieri, Adolfo Macciocco, Raphael Mazzucco, Jean Pierre Ramos e Licia Sanna; oltre ad altre sculture mie e degli altri scultori che espongono all’aperto nella piazza.

Giancarlo Bracco, fondatore di Immobilsarda, e Sabrina La Leggia, curatrice della mostra, hanno davvero fatto un gran lavoro per organizzare la mostra. Il vernissage di sabato ha richiamato un gran numero di collezionisti ed appassionati d’arte coi quali è stato un grande privilegio confrontarsi mentre si degustavano i prodotti tipici dell’enogastronomia isolana.

E’ stato veramente un bel weekend, ma la mostra continua fino al 9 settembre per cui se passate in Gallura approfittatene! Questo il link di google maps per trovare il posto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Silenzio

By paolafalconi   /     May 17, 2017  /     My art

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“Silenzio” is my latest sculpture. It is sculpted in tuff and it is born from my actual research.

With its soft shapes, it wants to evoque feelings of calmness, moments in which everything is about listening.

I like to stare at it and, in the absence of every action, let everything flow. It’s a reaction to the excessive stimuli of this historical moment, and it is also a recall to stop ourselves without feeling guilty if we do so.

 Silenzio

“Silenzio” è l’ultima scultura che ho fatto. E’ scolpita nel tufo e nasce dalla ricerca di questo periodo.

Vuole  evocare con le sue morbide forme sentimenti di calma, momenti in cui tutto è ascolto. 

Mi piace guardarla e in assenza di qualunque azione, lasciare scorrere ogni cosa. E’ una reazione all’eccesso di stimoli di questo momento storico, e anche  un richiamo alla necessità di fermarsi senza sentirsi in colpa se lo si fa.

Silenzio

Silenzio
Tufo 34 x 18 x 17 cm
2017

 

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Spes – Hope

By paolafalconi   /     Dec 11, 2016  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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I’m very happy to write a new post after a while 🙂

Today in my studio there is a beautiful winter light that is just hitting the table and I like it very much.

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In this period, I’m putting in order my artistic production and, looking back at my sculptures I thought I could talk about “Spes – Hope”.

The virtue of HOPE is important to me. It’s like a little insistent light that gives me the power to resist and keep going on when, looking around me, I would like to surrender to sadness and discouragement. But it’s not the case to surrender!

The wing that comes out from the oval figure, that represents life, is in fact “hope and novelty”.

Spes

Spes – 1994 50cm x 26cm x 72cm

In 1994 I was animated by such feelings when I thought and then realized this sculpture, but I think that they are still there and inside me.

The sculpture was presented at call for artists organized by the Nivola Museum. My great friend and mate at the Academy of Art Monica Lugas won that call with a wonderful sculpture called “Andalas – Pathways”.

Have a nice week 🙂

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Art of nature: olive trees sculptures.

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 26, 2014  /     Inspiring moments

Today I’ve been in the countryside of  Villamassargia in a place called “S’Ortu Mannu”. Here you can find hundreds of secular olive trees that are 6 or 7 hundreds years old having been implanted between 1.300 B.C. and 1.600 B.C.

It’s a magical place where I have had the opportunity to admire  for another time the greatest artist of all: Mother Nature.

This olive tree is called “Sa Rejna – The Queen” and, according to some experts, it’s considered the biggest olive tree of all the Mediterranean see. I don’t know if it’s really true but for sure this tree is majestic. It’s 16 mt. diameter and at least 10 mt tall. But what is more interesting is that it’s really a living sculpture standing there for at least 7 hundreds year.

Sa Rejna - The Queen Secular olive tree

Sa Rejna – The Queen
Secular olive tree

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