The Italian artist Stefano Bombardieri chooses an anthropological approach to art, despite the representation of wildlife animals as recurring subjects of his sculptures. Bombardieri creates works in which the animal often represents a metaphor, linked to man and his problems, the concept of time and its perception. In this sense, underlines that: "the context, the posture and expression of the subjects I choose become essential".

 

Using synthetic materials, such as plastic fibers, resins, but also the more traditional bronze, the artist elaborates with wisdom and a certainty mystery the forms he reproduces; the sculptor no longer only dialogues with the formal aspect of the work, which is a significant component, but brings into play the irony that characterizes it, as if art had the role, to listen to, to exorcise the truth by smiling. Bombardieri knows that art is a marginal image, overwhelmed by the thousands of useless images of our everyday life; in this sense he invents situations, reverse our common sense, undermines the perceptive senses of our gaze.

 

A collection of some of Stefano Bombardieri's most renowned sculptural subjects, this online exhibition opens its doors to a space where the man is invited to reflect on important issues related to the precarious and unstable balance of the human being.

 

  • "Art is a gift, a privilege, it is the interpretation and transformation of everything around me, it is my pararell world, my medicine "

    - Stefano Bomberdieri

  • The sculpting production of Stefano Bombardieri is inserted in the panorama of contemporary plastic research with attributes of extreme vitality,...
    STEFANO BOMBARDIERI, IL PESO DEL TEMPO SOSPESO, 2019

    The sculpting production of Stefano Bombardieri is inserted in the panorama of contemporary plastic research with attributes of extreme vitality, originality and sophisticated balance. Bombardieri surpasses the mere representation, entrusting it with a symbolic and metaphorical value. The artist creates voluminous and amazing life-sized sculptures that return in the absolute of themes that are linked to time, to its heaviness and suspension. Life sized rhinoceroses, sumo wrestlers, massive figures, given in their absolute faithfulness of each realistic detail and crystallized in the immobility of their mass, but unexpectedly suspended in space hung from above and still in an unnatural air collocation.

     

  • Stefano Bombardieri presents animals hanging, harnessed and stuffed, to make us reflect perhaps on the meaning of "still life" in art, but also to arouse alarm, to merge our images into a single intense image, even horror and sadomasochistic inclinations or instead into anxieties for liberation and the ability to dart, even with all the weight of the body, in lightness. For at least a decade, he has been using great dimensions to deliver a message explaining that, what happens in art, always goes beyond the represented subject. Bombardieri does not talk of whales and rhinoceroses, of elefant and big trucks; he talks of a complex world, ours, untidy, layered, and he does it by using an itinerary that is typical of the nineteenth hundred culture: the paradox. Behind the size, behind the image, and the paradox, there is imagination that reports what it can be and what it is enough for us to fall into it without fearing mistakes.

    • Stefano Bombardieri, Il Peso del Tempo Sospeso/ Rino piccolo, 2019
      Stefano Bombardieri, Il Peso del Tempo Sospeso/ Rino piccolo, 2019
    • Stefano Bombardieri, Il Peso del Tempo Sospeso / Hippo , 2017
      Stefano Bombardieri, Il Peso del Tempo Sospeso / Hippo , 2017
    • Stefano Bombardieri, Il Peso del Tempo Sospeso / Elefante piccolo, 2020
      Stefano Bombardieri, Il Peso del Tempo Sospeso / Elefante piccolo, 2020
  • “I believe that the courage to dare is the phrase with which I can enclose my entire journey: to dare in the choices of the subject and its location, absolutely independent from each other, and always thought in relation. To dare with my dreams and nightmares, transforming them into visions that become public, yet the component of the mystery remains. To dare with myth and metaphor, which become bulky, enormous images, like the need to express ourselves, to look inside”

    - Stefano Bombardieri

  • Stefano Bombardieri, Gorilla Grande, 2019
    Stefano BombardieriGorilla Grande, 2019
  • The more the artist immerses his art into representation, the more, guided by a mind that reflects and elaborates, he certainly portrays a world that does not exist. Within this interior existence, a real world comes which sometimes makes us smile, but more often it upsets us.

     

    • Stefano Bombardieri, Struzzo Rubik , 2012
      Stefano Bombardieri, Struzzo Rubik , 2012
    • Stefano Bombardieri, Struzzo Rubik Monument, 2018
      Stefano Bombardieri, Struzzo Rubik Monument, 2018
  • Bombardieri's art offers itself as an immense toy where from the infinite potential of childhood - within which the imagination...
    STEFANO BOMBARDIERI, ELIA E L'ELEFANTE, 2012

    Bombardieri's art offers itself as an immense toy where from the infinite potential of childhood - within which the imagination really turns the world upside down - the child is leaning towards adulthood. Stefano Bombardieri is suspended between this surreal-pop taste of abandonment to an adventurous daydreaming. This time an elephant, in its tender presence, raised up by a little boy, who joyfully and effortlessly transcends it with a cable. The artist invites us to rediscover the child who hides in each of us. The strength that we can find in purity and simplicity, which only a child can suggest to us, can allow us to accomplish apparently impossible things like lifting an elephant. This reminds us how our inner strength could allow us to do unthinkable things.

     

    • Stefano Bombardieri, Elia e l'Elefante , 2020
      Stefano Bombardieri, Elia e l'Elefante , 2020
    • Stefano Bombardieri, Emma e l'Elefante, 2020
      Stefano Bombardieri, Emma e l'Elefante, 2020
  • Bombardieri makes us measure as on a theatrical scene with the discomfort, loss and fears that inhabit our everyday life, but entrusting them with a delegation of irony and burglary, of minimal revolt, of elusiveness and lightness (the animal pulled by a child). So the game is all about making sure that things no longer fit in their common skin, to settle on the threshold of our dreams or desires.

  • Packed between suitcases and parcels, stopped with ropes that could hold objects of greater strength, the Rhino appears disjointed, a...
    STEFANO BOMBARDIERI, BAGAGLIO RINOCERONTE MEDIO, 2011

    Packed between suitcases and parcels, stopped with ropes that could hold objects of greater strength, the Rhino appears disjointed, a soft rhino that slides on things, assumes impossible positions, a parcel may appear among the other parcels, as if there were no horn to betray him; no longer threatening, a presence that is also smiling, placed on the trolley of an unlikely airport.

  • Stefano Bombardieri, Barriera Invisibile, 2019
    Stefano BombardieriBarriera Invisibile, 2019
  • The rhinoceroses, the sumowrestles like many other possible subjects, take almost the appearance of finds that are fronzen into artificial synthetic fixity. But in the end it is only art; it is only the magic of art that makes these alchemies possible, and that art is not aimed at pleasing, nor at supplying answers, but on the contrary it is of use to produce interrogatives, to shake, to impose mental processes, Stefano’s work takes us by the end with apparent lightness, gladly enchanted towards concepts as that of the relationship between reality and fiction, life and its duplicate.

    • Stefano Bombardieri, Rhino Petrol Company, 2010
      Stefano Bombardieri, Rhino Petrol Company, 2010
    • Stefano Bombardieri, Tobia e il Rinoceronte , 2017
      Stefano Bombardieri, Tobia e il Rinoceronte , 2017
  • Bombardieri overturns our senses, our perceptions; he makes fun of our certainties, he offers us 'other' realities. The most true...
    Stefano Bombardieri, Testa Gorilla, 2020

    Bombardieri overturns our senses, our perceptions; he makes fun of our certainties, he offers us "other" realities. The most true perhaps; fantastic too. But isn't the imagination, the queen of faculties, the only one still capable of giving us faces that resemble us? Images for peaceful moments, rare moments in banal everyday life? Reduced or very broad function, in this way, that of art; function that leads us to reflect on the measure of things.

  • After all, it seems to mean to us, if the gaze is what it takes to see that much and useless that everyday life offers us, what is our gaze? And the same signifying substratum belongs to the conceptual compositions where objects lose their banal daily function to empty themselves and turn into secret envelopes, where perhaps the volatile substance of which the answers we seek are made is stored.

    • Stefano Bombardieri, Coleottero , 2019
      Stefano Bombardieri, Coleottero , 2019
    • Stefano Bombardieri, In Out, 2012
      Stefano Bombardieri, In Out, 2012
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