Gianfranco MEGGIATO

Biography

Gainfranco Meggiato was born in Venice in 1963, where he attended the Istituto Statale d’Arte art college studying stone, bronze, wood and pottery sculpture. At only fourteen years old he began exhibiting his artworks, participating in two collective

Gainfranco Meggiato was born in Venice in 1963, where he attended the Istituto Statale d’Arte art college studying stone, bronze, wood and pottery sculpture. At only fourteen years old he began exhibiting his artworks, participating in two collective art exhibitions in 1979 and 1984 at the Galleria Le Masa in Venice. Since Then the artist has participated in hundreds of exhibitions worldwide, especially throughout Italy and Europe.

Meggiato’s sculptures are dominated by void rather than surface - freedom is the ultimate value for the artist. “We are spiritual beings in direct relation with the energies of the universe because we are part of that energy”, as he points out.

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Technique

The “Maestro of Venice” creates complex abstract sculptures in lost wax cast bronze. He works by instinct and morphs the wax-made spaghetti reels into shape by using heated tools.

Influenced by the undulating lines and reflective ponds of his

The “Maestro of Venice” creates complex abstract sculptures in lost wax cast bronze. He works by instinct and morphs the wax-made spaghetti reels into shape by using heated tools.

Influenced by the undulating lines and reflective ponds of his homeland, Meggiato’s sculptures capture the essence of the Venetian bronze. Using the ‘lost wax’ process, a method of casting in which molted metal is poured into a mold that has been created by a wax model, the artist’s sculptures are preoccupied with the void rather than the surface. Contemplative and energetic, Meggiato’s sculptures are evocative of a classic tradition seeped in contemporary meaning.

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