Antonio Caselli

Clicca sull'immagine per visualizzare le opere dell'artistaAntonio Caselli nasce a Ferrara nel 1960, dove vive e lavora. E’ titolare della Cattedra di Scultura all’Istituto Statale d’Arte “A. Venturi” di Modena. Negli anni successivi la licenza del corso di scultura conseguita presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, arricchisce il suo bagaglio artistico con numerose esperienze di lavoro, sperimentando l’uso di materiali diversi. In occasione di una sua pubblicazione Alfonso Panzetta scrisse: «Nella loro costante graduazione tra “informale” e formale, dal basso verso l’alto e viceversa, le sculture di Caselli sono davvero ragionamenti, anzi colloqui, non solamente tra forma ed “informe” ma anche e soprattutto tra materia e atmosfera».

Antonio Caselli was born in Ferrara in 1960. After studying at the Art Lycée in Bologna he attended the sculpture course at the Fine Arts Academy in the same town. Various working experiences and experimentations of different materials as bronze, earthnware and glazed resins, enriched his training, and at the same time he also pursued a rich painting career, with the same influences of the plastic production, always turned to identify a rich surfaces vibration. In 1983 he made his first appareance at the “Expo Arte” in Bari. In 1986 he held his first solo exposition at San Tiburzio’s cloister in Parma. Two years later he received the “Diamantina Prize” and during the following years he obteined two important recognitions, namely the “Suzzara Prize” in 1990 and the “Fiorino d’Oro of Florence Prize for sculpture” in 1994.

He participated in many collective exhibitions, in particular he took part in the International Sculpture Exibition at the Leone Gallery and Cipriani Hotel in Venice (1995), in the Small Bronze Biennial in Padova (1995), in the Exibition “Il Po del 900” at Mesola (1995) and in the “Die Kraft Bilder” exposition in Berlin (1996). Finally, he took part in the collective exhibition “Facce di Bronzo” at the Benassati Gallery in Modena, with Vittorio Sgarbi’s preface.
Mario De Micheli’s and Angelo Andreotti’s prefaces join the first monograph dedicated to the sculptor, published in 1994 by Corso in Ferrara. The Stefano Forni Gallery receive him as guest for personal exhibitions in 1996 and in 1997, when an Alfonso Panzetta’s monograph on the artist was published (Grafis). Always in 1997 he took part in the 2nd “Rassegna Nazionale di Natura Morta” at the Sandro Parmeggiani Museum at Renazzo (Ferrara). In 1997-98 he exhibited his works at the itinerant exhibition of sacred sculpture “Misterium Fascinosum et Tremendum” at Parmeggiani Museum at Renazzo of Cento (Ferrara), at Cennano Church in Montevarchi (Arezzo) and at the Palazzo Bricherasio Foundation in Torino under the patronage of the “Comitato per l’Ostensione Solenne della Sacra Sindone”. He held exhibitions at the Mura Museum in Borgotaro (Parma) and participated in the collective exhibition “Una piazza per la scultura” in Zocca (Modena). His works are in many private and public collections.

 

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