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Silvio Vigliaturo

Vigliaturo was born in 1949 in Acri, a city in Calabria, Italy. At the age of 13, he moved to Chieri in Piedmont where he still lives and works.

He is a well-known artist and glass maestro, whose technique has always been characterized by a strong emphasis on research and experimentation. From the first exhibitions, in 1977, to his recent participation at the Italian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale, Vigliaturo’s artistic journey has presented a constant evolution.

A gradual and tenacious path brought the artist to confront himself with a great variety of themes, employing different styles and media. Painting, glass, steel and terracotta are all treated at the same time as materials and ideological choices. Thanks to this mélange of techniques, Vigliaturo’s experiential horizon has broadened significantly, paving the way for an original and unique vision capable of reinterpreting the themes and the expressive modes of his painting, leading him to the latest results of his work.

The artist’s approach to working with glass derives from his tireless painting activity. The strong visual impact which characterizes his works comes from the transparency of the colors, which generate a fascinating impression of fluidity, and the antinomy between the weight of the matter employed and the lightness of the forms that the artist is able to design in it.

Glass for this artist is not simply a means of expression but rather an ideological choice that permits him to cast towards the future and the present while remaining tied to tradition.

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